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Middle East / Obama Message #998278

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 19, 2011
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(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) The unrest in the Middle East this “Arab Spring” noted; photos shown.

(White House: Ron Allen) President Obama’s speech laying out his vision for the Middle East reviewed; details given of the controversy over his call for Israel to hand over land to the Palestinians and the response from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [OBAMA - states Syrian President Bashir al-Assad has a choice; says the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines; says it is a choice between hate and hope.]

(Los Angeles: Brian Williams; Cairo: Richard Engel; Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The reaction in the Arab world to Obama’s speech, the White House view on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the need for the US to take leadership in the peace process discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Allen, Ron;
Engel, Richard;
Mitchell, Andrea

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