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Lebanon Crisis #276996

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 11, 1981
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(Studio) Continued mediation efforts of United States envoy Philip Habib with Syria and Israel with regard to Lebanon crisis reported Position of both ntns. noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Damascus, Syria) Habib's apparent failure here examined; films shown. Unconfirmed reports of continued Syrian build-up on border with Lebanon discussed.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Jerusalem, Israel) Habib's arrival here reported, shown; his meeting with Prime Min. Menahem Begin noted. [HABIB - comments on meeting] Begin's appeal to Syrian President Assad, during address to parliament, outlined; Knesset's reaction reported Films shown. [BEGIN - reads letter to President Reagan with regard to situation.] Alleged number of missile batteries on both sides of Syria's border with Lebanon mentioned. Pol. implications for Begin of any Israeli military action considered.

Kladstrup, Don;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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