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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 12, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: John Dancy) Secretary of State James Baker's visit to Israel reported; scenes shown of Baker meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, and later, with Palestinian leaders from the occupied territories; details given of peace suggestions; Baker noted saying United States won't deal with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Arab states won't meet with leader Yasir Arafat due to support of Iraq. [Palestinian Hanan ASHRAWI, BAKER - comment.] Scenes shown of Baker visiting Karmiel, Israel, which is absorbing Soviet immigrants. President Bush noted planning to visit Middle East.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Roots of Palestinian dispute featured; historical changes illustrated on screen; Palestinians living in Jordan and other countries cited. Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Ed Rabel) West Bank settlers' determination to stay examined; settlers' resistance to leaving Egypt's Sinai in 1982 recalled; scenes shown. [Settler Daniel COHEN - comment.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Rabel, Ed

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