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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Violence #728922

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 18, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The string of suicide bombings in Israel, prompting the postponement of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s trip to Washington, noted; statement from Secretary of State Colin Powell quoted; scenes shown from Ramallah, West Bank, and Jerusalem.

(White House: John King) The White House response to the recent suicide bombings in Israel featured; details given of the belief that Palestinian president Yasir Arafat is trying to undermine President Bush’s road map to peace. [Chief Palestinian representative Hassan Abdel RAHMAN†- says it is all in Bush’s hands.] [Senator Chuck HAGEL†- says Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas must show he is getting control of the terrorism.] [Representative Jane HARMAN†- says the priority is to remove Arafat from any position of power.] [Former US Ambassador Martin INDYK†- says the president has to be engaged in making sure both sides take steps.]

Cooper, Anderson;
King, John

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