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Middle East / Peace Talks / Baker Interview #415998

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 09, 1997
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Plans for a group of Palestinian peace negotiators to meet with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in Washington to follow up on President Clinton's Monday meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reported; scenes shown from Hebron, West Bank, where Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Interview held with former Secretary of State James Baker about the situation in the Middle East and the peace process. [BAKER - comments on the position of Clinton's administration on the United States role as a catalyst and broker for Middle East peace, the view that Netanyahu is practicing "the politics of humiliation," the fact that the peace process has fallen victim to building; indicates that trust between the two sides must be reestablished; hopes that strong words were said at the Clinton- Netanyahu meeting; assesses the situation in Zaire, where the dye is cast for a new government to replace President Mobutu Sese Seko.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Shaw, Bernard

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