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Israel / Begin Ill / Weizman #252186

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 23, 1977
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(Studio) Israeli rightist leader Menahem Begin is hospitalized for chest pains; though reported in good condition, there's talk of who would replace him.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Begin suffered serious heart attack earlier in year and didn't rest after elections. Physician says it's not another heart attack, but he'll rest and be under observation in Tel Aviv's Ichilor hospital. Most logical replacement for Begin is retired general Ezer Weizman. [WEIZMAN - hopes Begin will be out in few days; party will carry on. Says no one is indispensable to Likud and Begin believes this also.] Weizman's background and personality noted; nephew of Israel's 1st president, Chaim Weizman , he joined Royal Air Force in World War II. Begin's health makes doubts re: Mid. East peace increase
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Mudd, Roger

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