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Middle East / Terrorist Bombing / Peace Agreement #725068

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 23, 1994
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Richard Roth) More violence in the Middle East just days before a peace agreement is to be signed featured; details given about Israel’s crackdown on Hamas, who claimed responsibility for the terrorist bus bombing in Tel Aviv; scenes shown of a makeshift shrine at the bombing site; videotape shown of the bomber. [Economics Minister Shimon SHETREET†- says if we want to support the peace process, we have to fight terrorism.] [Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon PERES†- comments on keeping Palestinian territories closed.] [PLO spokesman Marwan KHANAFANY†- says peace is in danger.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Terms of the peace agreement mentioned.

(Amman, Jordan: Tom Aspell) Preparations for the signing ceremony detailed; details given about Jordan-Israeli relations and the objections to the treaty of Palestinians living in Jordan. [US ambassador to the U.N. Madeleine ALBRIGHT†- comments on Syria’s criticism of the agreement.] President Clinton’s Mideast trip to attend the signing and mediate with Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad noted.

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas; Tel Aviv: Richard Roth; Amman, Jordan: Tom Aspell) The chances of Syria signing a peace treaty with Israel discussed.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Roth, Richard;
Aspell, Tom

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