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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1999
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Wolf Blitzer) The plans for a government and a Middle East peace plan from newly elected Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak featured; details given of the headaches for Barak in creating a new government. [BARAK - talks about the road for unity, peace and a new hope.] [Political analyst Joseph ALPHER - talks about the politics of the peace process.] [Palestinian cabinet member Nabil SHA'ATH - says the peace process is back on track.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Cairo: Ben Wedeman) The reaction in the Arab world to Barak's victory over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu examined. [Egyptian foreign minister Amr MOUSSA - says Barak got a mandate from the Israeli voters.] [ARAB - criticizes Netanyahu.] [Former Egyptian diplomat Tahsin BASHIR, analyst Mohamed Sid AHMED - outline the key issues in Israel and with the Palestinians.] Barak's need to make peace with Israel's feuding political factions noted.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John King) President Clinton's reaction to Barak's election presented; details given of United States hopes for Barak and the obstacles to peace in the Middle East. [CLINTON - praises Barak.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN - says Barak has a desire for peace with the Palestinians.] Clinton's call to Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat about the hopes for reinvigorating the peace process noted.

Blitzer, Wolf;
King, John;
Shaw, Bernard;
Wedeman, Ben;
Woodruff, Judy

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