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US-Israel Relations / Lavi Fighter #103815

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 21, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Bob Zelnick) Further strain in United States-Israeli relations over latter's new fighter plane, the Lavi, explained, discussed; scenes shown. Importance of such planes in preserving Israeli air superiority reviewed. [Project MGR. - describes Lavi's capabilities.] Basis of Pentagon's objections outlined; warnings to Israel by Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and Secretary of State George Shultz explained. [Deputy defense secretary Dov ZACKHEIM - cites United States position on Lavi.] [Cabinet minister Moshe ARENS - notes responsibility for decision is Israel's.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob
Duration:
00:02:40

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