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04.02.2002

BOB SIMON REPORTS THAT A SURPRISING NUMBER OF ISRAELIS BELIEVE IN EXTREME SOLUTION TO CONFLICT, ON "60 MINUTES II," ON WEDNESDAY

Correspondent Bob Simon will report from the West Bank and Israel on what some Israelis think is the solution to their conflict with Palestinians, on 60 MINUTES II, Wednesday, April 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

It is called "transfer," meaning to transfer or send hundreds of thousands of Palestinians out of the West Bank into Jordan and Egypt. This Israeli version of ethnic cleansing was once an idea of the radical right-wing fringe, but Simon reports that "transferring" is gaining widespread support. He also talks to members of a Palestinian family, with strong ties to the area, about their fears and their response to the Israeli's growing movement.

Jeff Fager is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES II.