NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 2000
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Rumors that the Middle East peace talks at Camp David, MD, could collapse reported; photos shown of summit participants Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat and President Clinton. [White House Press Secretary Joe LOCKHART - says now is a pivotal moment.] [Palestinian spokesperson Hanan ASHRAWI - says the Israelis are not willing to compromise.] Barak's letter to Clinton that the Palestinians are not taking the negotiations seriously quoted. [Hamas founder Ahmed YASIN(thru translator) - says the Palestinians are uniting.] [Brookings Institution Richard HAASS - says there is the danger of violence.]