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Mideast / Fighting / Canal / Moorer #203693

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1969
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(Studio) Egypt claims it has downed 1 Israeli jet and driven 5 planes off. Israel denies report Artillery exchange between Israel and Egypt across Suez Canal. Report from Israeli side of canal.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Sinai Desert) Skeletons of battle between Israel and Arabs 2 years ago here. Battles across dunes here almost every night. Strong Israeli bunkers along canal. Defense Min. Moshe Dayan says Israel ready to sit and wait for talks and will attack if bombardment escalates.
REPORTER: Morley Safer

(Studio) Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Thomas Moorer predicts Israel will begin war if 1 starts.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Safer, Morley

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