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Israel / Lebanon / Elections / King Hussein #112509

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Raids on Lebanon by Israel in retaliation for suicide car bombing this week reported Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Charles Glass) Israel's targeting of Palestinian positions in Lebanon reported; scenes shown of collapse of Hizballah clinic from bombing. Hizballah recalled holding American hostages in south Beirut. Efforts by Israel to avoid confrontation with Syrian army in Lebanon mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Appearance of Jordan's King Hussein on "Nightline" reported

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Response in Israel to Hussein's stmts. on American television featured; details given, scenes shown. [HUSSEIN - calls Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres' position an encouraging one.] Peres' position on Palestinian problem in Israeli-occupied territories contrasted to that of Peres' political opponent in upcoming election, Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir. [HUSSEIN - says it will be disastrous if Shamir wins.] Role of Peres and aides in setting up Hussein's "Nightline" interview explained. [Shamir campaign chairperson Moshe ARENS - comments.] Nature of Jordan's relationship with Israel detailed.

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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