NBC Evening News for Monday, May 19, 2003
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(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Afula, Israel: Martin Fletcher) A brutal 48 hours of suicide bombing attacks against Israeli targets featured; video shown of one bomber before his death; scenes shown from the Afula bombing site. [Palestinian president Yasir ARAFAT - condemns the terrorist activities.] [Israeli Prime Minister’s spokesperson Raanan GISSIN†- says this wave of terrorism amounts to a declaration of war against us & against Abu Mazen’s government.]
(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s cancellation of his trip to Washington this week noted.
(White House: Campbell Brown) Doubts within the White House about President Bush’s road map to peace featured. [With Philippines President Gloria Arroyo, BUSH – says the vision of two states existing side by side in peace is a real vision.] [Brookings Institution Martin INDYK††- says the Israeli & Palestinian leaders are under heavy pressure.] [Senator Chuck HAGEL†- says without Bush’s leadership, this will go nowhere.] White House press secretary Ari Fleischer’s resignation to join the private sector discussed.