NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(State Department: John Dancy) Response to Israel's request for US financial aid featured. Israeli ambassador Zalman Shoval's delivery of Israeli request for loan guarantees to the United States State Department reported. [President BUSH - asks that there be no acrimonious debate over this issue.] Israel's need for money due to the influx of Soviet Jews detailed; scenes shown. Bush's delay in agreeing to aid and his denial of linkage between aid to Israel and upcoming Middle East peace conference reported. [Representative Charles SCHUMER, Israeli cabinet minister Ehud OLMERT - say these issues are linked.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - denies linkage.] [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments.] Baker's lobbying of Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Claiborne Pell to support delay in Israeli aid noted; implications of United States aid for the Middle East peace conference mentioned.