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Lebanon Crisis #277031

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 12, 1981
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(Studio) Syrian missiles reported fired at Israeli reconnaissance planes over Lebanon; Israel's report of events outlined. Continued efforts in Mideast of United States envoy Philip Habib noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Jerusalem, Israel) Implications of Habib's mission discussed; films shown. His meeting with Prime Min. Menahem Begin mentioned; background to current crisis outlined. Habib said meeting today with Dutch foreign minister Christoph A. van der Klaauw. details given. [BEGIN - comments on alleged message from Syria given Habib.] Begin's response to situation, in light of current election campaign underway, considered; Yom Kippur War of 1973 mentioned. Pts. Israel reported not compromising on listed.

(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's assessment of Habib's progress reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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