This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.
(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) The renewed fighting in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians featured; scenes shown from Jerusalem, where Israeli police retaliated against stone-throwing Palestinians at a mosque. [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NETANYAHU - blames Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat for urging his people to riot over the opening of the Israeli-made tunnel below the mosque.] [Israeli Chief of Staff Amnon SHAHAK (thru translator) - makes threats.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Pressure on Netanyahu to close the tunnel from the US outlined. [State Department spokesperson Nicholas BURNS - outlines the US position.]
(New York: Richard Roth) Criticism from the United Nations of Netanyahu discussed. [Egyptian Foreign Minister Amre MOUSSA, French Foreign Minister Herve de CHARETTE, Cabinet Minister Farouk KADDUMI, United States ambassador to the UN Madeleine ALBRIGHT - speak at the General Assembly session.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Discussion with Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeni Primakov concerning Russian President Boris Yeltsin's health and the effect of his illness on Russian affairs presented. [PRIMAKOV (thru translator) - talks about Yeltsin, the state of the country and foreign affairs.]
(London: Hilary Bowker) Major political shifts in Japan and the upcoming Parliamentary elections outlined.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Astronaut Shannon Lucid's return to the Kennedy space Center reported; scenes shown of President Clinton greeting her on the tarmac. Campaign poll statistics given and Presidential candidate Robert Dole shown in Florida.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Reform party candidate Ross Perot's campaigning outlined.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The fall of Kabul, Afghanistan, to the Taliban rebels, which plans to form a strict Islamic regime, reported; details given of their execution of former president Najibullah and scenes shown from Jalalabad.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker; Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Gaza: Brent Sadler) The renewed fighting in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians reviewed; details concerning the violence in Gaza given and scenes shown. [Dr. Riad ZAHOUN - talks about the violence.] The violence of the past several days discussed.
(London: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.
(Washington: Ralph Begleiter) President Clinton's response to the return to violence in the Middle East outlined; scenes shown from the campaign trail.] [State Department spokesperson Nicholas BURNS - gives the White House position.] [At the UN, Palestinian Authority Farouk KADDOUMI, Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeni PRIMAKOV, British Foreign Secretary Malcolm RIFKIND, Israeli Foreign Minister David LEVY, United States ambassador to the UN Madeleine ALBRIGHT - discuss the problem at the UN.]
(New York: Jody Davis) The business news update and Stock Market Report given.
(London: Hilary Bowker) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hardline stance on the opening of the tunnel below a Palestinian mosque that has sparked violent protests examined. [NETANYAHU - gives his spin on the subject.] Discussion with Arab League representative Khalid Abdala as to how the Arabs feel about the tunnel presented. [ABDALA - talks about the distortion of facts by the Israelis and gives the Arab position on the issue.]