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Israel / Theater Controversy #260365

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 06, 1979
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(Studio) Report with regard to theater company in Israel introduced
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Rptd. that if drama had been held in theater instead of on street could have toppled Menahem Begin's government by breaking Sabbath tradition. Jerusalem, B'nai B'rith and Tel Aviv shown on Sabbath and contrasted. [Tel Aviv Mayor Shlomo LAHAT - speaks of being asked by Begin not to let the theater perform.] Said that Deputy Mayor feels that violation of Sabbath could topple government Stated that this is because city owns the theater. Rptd. that mayor still intends to open theater.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Bradley, Ed;
Roth, Richard

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