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Middle East/ Peace Talks / Ross Mission #424905

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 07, 1998
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) President Clinton's decision to send United States envoy Dennis Ross back to the Middle East to try to persuade Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat in Washington next week introduced.

(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) The reaction of Netanyahu to the United States proposal that Israel withdraw from 13 percent of the occupied land featured. [NETANYAHU - comments.] Cabinet member Ariel Sharon said telling Netanyahu that 9 percent is the limit. [ARAFAT - responds; says a Palestinian state will be declared in 1999.] [In United States Information Agency video, Hillary CLINTON - backs a state for Palestinians.] [NETANYAHU - explains his opposition to a Palestinian state.]

Rodgers, Walter;
Woodruff, Judy

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