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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt: David Gregory) President Bush’s participation in the summit of Arab leaders in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and tomorrow’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas featured; details given about uncertainty over whether Abbas or Palestinian president Yasir Arafat will provide leadership in talks with Israel; scenes shown from Egypt. [BUSH – cites responsibilities for Israelis and Arabs.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL – says he hopes Arafat will be met by resistance from Arab leaders.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Martin Fletcher) Questions about whether Sharon is serious about the US-backed road map to peace featured; details given about Sharon’s change in policy toward Jewish settlements in Palestinian territory; scenes shown of Palestinians being freed from Israeli jails. [Right wing activist Yaacov STERNBERG†- says Sharon is totally wrong.] [In 1991, SHARON – says the one Palestinian state is Jordan.] [Political analyst Yossi ALPHER†- suggests it is unlikely Sharon will dismantle a single, genuine settlement.] [Political analyst Ari SHAVIT†- says Sharon would like to stabilize the two-state formula.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Fletcher, Martin

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