NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 25, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) White House reported issuing amended statement after President Reagan's press conference last night. White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted re: Israel's protesting Palestinians. Clarification noted being made after Secretary of State George Shultz asserted riots resulted from Israeli occupation of Palestine. More Palestinians reported killed by Israeli soldiers as Shultz arrived to present United States peace plan for Mideast. Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Protests shown in Gaza Strip, Israel. [SHULTZ - says proposals are workable.] [For. minister Shimon PERES - comments on Israel's divided sentiments.] Peres noted supporting Shultz and willing to compromise with Palestinians. Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir noted refusing to compromise and criticizing Peres' position. [Shamir AIDE - says Peres is compromising before negotiations begin.] Shamir and Peres reported not mtg. together with Shultz for fear they'll argue. Israeli fear of compromise observed. Map of Israel with and without occupied territories illustration; details given of fear that Arab enemies would attack if territories relinquished. [Shamir AIDE - says in order for Israel to survive, must maintain status quo.] Impasse noted resulting in difficult mission for Shultz.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Senior USSR official reported announcing Sovs. would resume diplomacy relations with Israel if it agrees to UN-sponsored peace conference Shamir noted opposing idea while Peres favors proposition.
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