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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 12, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Reports introd.

(Algiers, Algeria: Rick Davis) Mtg. in Algiers of Palestine National Council (PNC) to declare independent Palestinian state featured; details given, scenes shown. [PLO spokesperson Bassam ABU SHARIF - says our people need to decide own future freely.] Issue of recognizing Israel's right to exist noted. [Democrat Front for the Liberation of Palestine spokesperson Nayef HAWATMEH - discusses right to establish independent state.] Stmt. from Pop. Front for the Liberation of Palestine leader George Habash calling for international peace conference noted. [SHARIF - hopes United States will have constructive role by exerting pressure on Israel.] PLO leader Yasir Arafat reported hoping President-elect George Bush will recognize Palestinian state.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Israeli response to PNC meeting featured; details given, scenes shown from Gaza Strip, now under curfew and from West Bank. [MAN - says people are waiting till end of conference on Tuesday] [Palestinian journalist Saeb EIREKAT - says Palestinians are telling Israelis that both sides can be winners.] [Israeli spokesperson Yossi AHIMEIR - says Israel will not be misled by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) tricks.]

Chung, Connie;
Davis, Rick;
Fletcher, Martin

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