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Middle East / Arafat Funeral / Bush-Blair Meeting #771236

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 12, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Ramallah, West Bank: David Hawkins) The outpouring of grief for Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat featured; scenes shown of the surging crowd at Ramallah as the coffin arrived, wreaths at the tomb, and the dignified ceremony in Cairo, Egypt.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Bill Plante) President Bush’s meeting at the White House with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in which they discussed the future of the Middle East after Arafat, featured; details given of Bush’s idea of what the Palestinians must do in following the road map for peace. [BUSH – says we have a great chance to establish a Palestinian state; comments on mending relations with Europe.] [BLAIR – speaks of revitalizing the search for a lasting peace.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The Palestinian Authority’s agreement to pay Arafat’s widow, Suha Arafat, millions annually noted.

Rather, Dan;
Hawkins, David;
Plante, Bill

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