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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Peacekeepers #731068

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jun 15, 2003
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(Studio: Andrea Koppel) The idea that an international force may be the only way to break the cycle of violence in the Middle East mentioned; scenes shown from Gaza of a Palestinian funeral and of an Egyptian delegation arriving for negotiations. [Senator Richard LUGAR†- comments on the possibility of US forces participating in the peacekeeping effort.]

(Gaza: Matthew Chance) The suggestion that a peacekeeping force be sent to separate & monitor the Israelis & Palestinians, despite Israeli objections to the idea, explored.

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport, Maine: Chris Burns) President Bush’s agenda for dealing with the Middle East featured; scenes shown of Bush in Kennebunkport, Maine. [BUSH – says he’s determined to advance peace; states those who love freedom & peace must deal harshly with Hamas and killers.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL – says we will succeed.] [LUGAR – says there has to be a credible force to go after the terrorists.] [Israeli OFFICIAL – says he doesn’t want Americans to be victims of a suicide attack.]

Koppel, Andrea;
Chance, Matthew;
Burns, Chris

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