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Middle East / Peace Agreement / Israel-PLO Recognition #595609

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 09, 1993
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The peace agreement between Israel and the PLO, which have recognized each other, introduced.

(Tunis: Keith Miller) The mutual recognition agreement featured; the decisions faced by the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) outlined. [Norwegian foreign minister Johan HOLST - calls it a historic breakthrough.] The formal signing ceremony in Washington on Monday noted.

(Tel Aviv: Martin Fletcher) The Israeli decision to grant self-rule to the Palestinians examined; the three points of agreement outlined. [Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak RABIN - hopes for a change.] [Israeli foreign minister Shimon PERES - says relations between Israel and the Arabs will undergo a revolution.] The opposition of Israel's right wing mentioned; scenes shown from Gaza of Palestinians protesting against the pact. [Member of parliament Ariel SHARON - says there will be no peace.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Andrea Mitchell) The administration's position on the peace pact reviewed. [President CLINTON - comments on the PLO agreement, resuming a US-PLO dialogue, the United States support for peace and the need for secret talks.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Middle East expert Carnegie Endowment senior associate Richard Haass. [HAASS - lists the concerns about the Middle East peace process, the political crises for Rabin and Yasir Arafat and the role for the US.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Fletcher, Martin;
Miller, Keith;
Mitchell, Andrea

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