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Mideast / Israel, Libya #227318

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 1973
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(Studio) Furor continues over Israel's shooting down of Libyan passenger plane. Arab leaders talk of retaliation. Bodies dead passengers turned over to Egypt.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Qantara, Suez Canal) Most bodies not identified. Red Cross carries out transfer of coffins to Egyptian side of canal. 3 French crew members and 1 American passenger killed in crash will be flown directly home.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Israel says flight recorder recovered from downed plane indicates Libyan plane's pilot believed plane to be over Egypt and Israeli fighters to be Egyptian. Egyptian President Sadat orders emergency session with top mil. and political aides. Egyptian vice president threatens to end 2 1/2 year old Mideast cease-fire.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nixon has not criticized Israel over incident though he has expressed regret. Nixon meets with special Egyptian envoy Hafez Ismail. Atmosphere relaxed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(State Department) Ismail meets with Secretary of State Rogers at State Department [ISMAIL - says feels United States wants to promote better relations between Israel and Arab states.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Israeli Premier Golda Meir due to visit United States next week
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan;
Serafin, Barry

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