CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(White House: John King) The new US road map for Israeli-Palestinian peace featured; details given of the historic goals of a Palestinian state, an immediate cease-fire, the dismantlement of some Jewish settlements & direct negotiations [President BUSH - says those who hold weapons of mass destruction will be held accountable; says he can work with new Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas; states Israel will have to make concessions to move peace forward.] [Former Senator George MITCHELL - says patience & perseverance will be needed.] Word from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that he will give the new prime minister a chance discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The rejection of the road map for peace by the militant group Hamas & the latest death of a Palestinian woman near Gaza noted.
(Jerusalem: Kelly Wallace) The reaction in the Mideast to the internationally backed peace plan examined; details given of the goals of the road map to peace & of the different interpretations of the plan from Palestinians & Israelis; scenes shown from the site of the Tel Aviv cafe bombing. [Palestinian foreign minister Nabil SHA'ATH†- says Israel must also implement.] [Senior Israeli foreign ministry official Gideon MEIR†- says there must first be a stop to terror.]