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Middle East / Peace Talks / Palestinians and Israelis #578593

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 22, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced [Note: audio problems at beginning and end of field report.]

(White House: John Cochran) Push by President Bush to get Israel and the Arabs together in Washington, DC, for peace talks about territory and Palestinian autonomy featured; scenes shown of Bush with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. [BUSH, SHAMIR - comment.] Reasons why Israel is opposed to holding this second stage of the talks in Washington listed. [Middle East analyst Martin INDYK, Americans For Peace Now Peter EDELMAN - outline Israeli positions.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Martin Fletcher) Positions of Palestinians and Israelis on the issue being debated at the peace talks examined; scenes shown. [PALESTINIAN (thru translator), negotiator Hanan ASHRAWI - exchange views on negotiating.] Ashrawi shown holding hands with group of Israeli leftists, who are willing to give up land for peace. [Israeli Parliament's Chaim RAMON - talks about building of settlements issue.] Likelihood that United States may have to set peace proposals because of the distance between Palestinian and Israeli views noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Fletcher, Martin

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