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Israel / Rabin Resignation #251872

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 08, 1977
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(Studio) Resignation of Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Rabin as candidate for re- election throws country and Labor Party into turmoil, especially re: successor's Mid. East policy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Top contender to succeed Rabin as Labor candidate for May elections is defense minister Shimon Peres, considered hawk on Mid. East policy; more moderate contender is foreign minister Yigal Allon. Turmoil for Labor Party may cause election to go to Menahem Begin, who leads opposition Likud party
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(DC) United States and Israeli officials here don't seem to believe change in page mins., probably to Peres, will make significant change in policy. After mtg. with Secretary of State Vance, Israeli ambassador Simcha Dinitz denies change will delay peace process. [DINITZ - says Israel won't delay peace process, regardless of election winner.] President Carter expresses similar view. [CARTER - believes Israelis will move to talks.] Background of Rabins' trouble with bank account, in National Bank of DC, noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Carter also says that Palestinians should have representative at talks, but isn't sure whether it should be Palestinian or surrogate.

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin

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