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Middle East / War & Peace / Clinton Trip / Ajami Interview #724919

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Oct 23, 1994
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(Studio: Monica Gayle) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Bob Simon) Israel's crackdown on Hamas following the bus bombing in Tel Aviv featured; scenes shown from a funeral for a victim of the bus bombing. [Cabinet member Benjamin BEN-ELIEZER†- cites the serious massacres.] President Clinton's coming visit to the region to witness the Israeli-Jordan pact signing noted.

(Studio: Monica Gayle) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) Clinton's peace mission to the Middle East where Jordan's King Hussein & Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin will sign a peace treaty previewed; details given of Clinton's plans to meet with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad. [On the campaign trail, CLINTON - talks about the Middle East.] [National Security Council Martin INDYK†- says the US stands behind peace.] [Inst. for Near East Policy Robert SATLOFF†- says the Syrians & Israelis are wide apart.] Map shown of Clinton's itinerary. [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT††- comments on Clinton's trip.]

(Studio: Monica Gayle) Live interview held with CBS Middle East expert Fouad Ajami†. [AJAMI - says Hamas is an enemy of the peace & Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat has to cooperate with Rabin in hunting down the terrorists; assesses Clinton's foreign policy trip, including his decision to visit Syria.]

Gayle, Monica;
Simon, Bob;
Orr, Bob

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