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In Depth (Middle East: Palestinian Elections) #776308

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 08, 2005
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(Ramallah: Ron Allen) The Palestinians' replacement of the late Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat likely by Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, featured; details given of his behind-the-scenes diplomatic role & of concerns about what the radical group Hamas will do about elections. [Palestinian analyst Mahdi ABDUL HADI†- characterizes Abbas.] [Former Middle East envoy Dennis ROSS - says the question is Abbas' capabilities.] [Israeli political commentator Ehud YAARI†- worries about the role of Arafat's entourage.]

Brown, Campbell;
Allen, Ron

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