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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Israel #123552

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 01, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Hizballah reported rejecting offer from Israel to trade Shiite hostages for Western hostages in Lebanon. Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Don Kladstrup) Israel's defense of its kidnapping of Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid featured; scenes shown of Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir meeting with American ambassador William Brown and visiting Republican national committee chairperson Lee Atwater. [SHAMIR - says worldwide opinion understands our purpose is to free hostages.] [Israeli foreign minister Moshe ARENS - says it is impossible to predict how "crazed fanatics" will act.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don

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