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Mideast / Arab Terrorism / Israeli Retaliation #202171

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 19, 1969
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(Studio) Israel demands Arab govts. halt terrorist attacks on her airlines. Israel hints of reprisal. Great Britain and United States denounce incident; all urge Israel not to retaliate. Israeli ambassador to Washington, DC says United States shouldn't be surprised if there is some action.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israel committed to retaliation tactics. Hit Beirut, Lebanon airport after Arab terrorists attacked Israeli plane in Athens, Greece. Israel didn't retaliate after Iraq hanged 9 Jews because feared for other Jews' lives. [El Al Spokesperson Arnold SHERMAN - reports Israel's land borders are unfriendly; their airplanes necessity to fly in and out of cntry.]
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Israeli ambassador's statement bears out reporter's report
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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