ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 21, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Factors muting celebration of Israel's 40th anniversary reported Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Barrie Dunsmore) Review of history of Israel as a nation since 1948 featured; scenes shown from services at memorial to Jews who died in Holocaust featured; historical scenes shown from 1948. [Kibbutz commander Ya'acov VILAN - recalls early battle between Arabs and Israelis.] Accomplishments of Israel detailed; scenes shown of 1967 Arab- Israeli war. [Paratrooper veteran Karni KAV - recalls her hopes for peace in '67.] Mvt. of Israeli settlers into West Bank recalled. [Israeli settler David RAMOT - talks about fulfilling Bible's prophecy.] Historical scenes shown of 1973 Arab-Israeli war. [Israeli ambassador to Egypt Shimon SHAMIR - discusses peace treaty with Egypt.] Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon in attempt to destroy PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) recalled; scenes shown. Beginnings of Palestinian unrest in December 1987 recalled; scenes shown. [ISRAELI - says army should shoot Palestinians.] [Hebrew Univ. professor Stan COHEN - says he's appalled by situation.] [Cohen's WIFE - says she's ashamed.] Changing nature of Israeli society examined.