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Mideast Developments #259060

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1978
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(Studio) Unofficial truce observed between Syrians and Christians in Beirut reported Syrian and Israeli force build-up along borders, after Israeli warning on Thursday that it might intervene in behalf of Christians, noted. Lebanon President Elias Sarkis' reported continued threat to resign if fighting not stopped stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli build-up along border with Lebanon and also at Golan Heights noted. Reaction to President Carter's call for restraint by both Syria and Israel reported Israeli public relations campaign, include war plane flight over Beirut and speech by Prime Min. Begin, outlined. [BEGIN - calls action in Lebanon merciless.] Statements by defense minister Weizman and others about concerns with regard to Syrian-dominated Lebanon and potential for Palestinians to again attack Christians in south Lebanon given.
REPORTER: Bob Simon (Film cleared by Israeli censors)

(Studio) European reports with regard to proposed London meeting between Egyptian and Israeli for. mins. and to be attended by Secretary of State Vance, stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Simon, Bob

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