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(Studio: Andria Hall) Syria's announcement of the death of President Hafez al-Assad reported; scenes shown from Syrian television of mourning crowds. Statement from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak on the peace process quoted.
(Jerusalem: Jerrold Kessel) The reaction in Israel to Assad's death featured; scenes shown from the Golan Heights; details given of Syria's role as the main power broker in Lebanon. [Barak spokesman Gadi BALTIANSKY - says Israel will continue to strive for peace with Syria.] [Israeli cabinet member Yossi BEILIN - comments on Assad's attitude towards peace with Israel.] The checkered relationship between Assad and Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat noted. [Palestinian cabinet member Ziad abu-ZIAD - comments on the Israel-Syria situation.]
- Hall, Andria;
- Kessel, Jerrold
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