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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Suicide Bombings / Road Map to Peace / Cohen Interview #728688

CNN Evening News for Monday, May 19, 2003
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The fifth suicide bombing in two days in the Middle East introduced.

(Afula: Kelly Wallace) The bombing in Afula in northern Israel featured; scenes shown from the shopping mall & the Sunday bus bombing in Jerusalem; details given of the impact of these bombings on the road map to peace. [Restaurant OWNER - describes what happened.] [Restaurant MANAGER - hopes for peace.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Chris Burns) President Bush's reaction to the suicide bombing & his road map for peace examined. [BUSH - says we have a lot of work to do to step up & fight off terror.] [Former Middle East envoy George MITCHELL†- says it is a chicken & egg situation between the Israelis & Palestinians.] The concern that the road map for peace will lose steam unless we move fast towards results discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Live interview held with Israel Policy Forum Stephen Cohen. [COHEN - says the road map is not at all dead; defends Bush's positive attitude; says Bush wants to show that Palestinian Prime Minister Abu Mazen will go after terrorists in a different way than Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat did; states the key to the road map is "everybody goes first"; outlines what Mahmoud Abbas will be able to do by declaring a genuine opposition to the terrorism & coming to Washington with a plan.]

Reporter(s):
Woodruff, Judy;
Wallace, Kelly;
Burns, Chris
Duration:
00:12:00

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