CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 1980
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(Studio) Palestinians reported attacking Israeli town in retaliation for Israel's raid into south Lebanon yesterday; Israel's retaliation of today's attack noted. Details given.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
(DC) State Department said investigating whether Israel's use of American weapons in raid is legal; defense of such use by Israel's ambassador noted. [Ambassador Ephraim EVRON - comments.] State Department spokesperson David Passage said refusing to condemn raids even though United States ambassador John Gunther Dean did so from Beirut; Dean quoted on screen. [PASSAGE - comments.] Dean said allegedly told to coordinate future statements with administration; political aspect of affair re: Carter's need for Jewish votes mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
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