NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 23, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) President Clinton's efforts to broker a Middle East peace agreement introduced.
(White House: John Palmer) The talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators updated; details given about the questions of Palestinian refugees, a Palestinian state and the sovereignty of Jerusalem. [Palestinian negotiator Saeb EREKAT - says there are differences.] [Israeli negotiator foreign minister Shlomo BEN-AMI - calls the talks "encouraging."] [Brookings Institution Shibley TELHAMI - says both sides actually want an agreement.] [National Security Council P.J. CROWLEY - comments on the talk status.] The prospects for separate White House talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat noted.