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Mideast #277097

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 16, 1981
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(Studio) Alexander Haig reported saying Philip Habib mission not progressing. Haig graduation speech in Michigan noted. [HAIG - speaks pessimistically of situation.] Protests of government's handling of crisis reported in Israel.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Border scenes shown. Status of Syrian missiles in Lebanon said unchanged. Palestine students on West Bank reported battling briefly with Israeli soldiers. Protests said partly routine for May, Anniversary of Israel's declaration of statehood. Palestinian support of Syria noted. "Peace Now" group's protest of Begin's handling of crisis reported in Tel Aviv. Scene shown. [Gary BRENNER - says war is not in Israels' best interests, despite sympathy for Lebanon's Christians.] Sympathy for possible war said not solid in Israel.

(Studio) State Department action with regard to exodus of United States embassy dependents from Lebanon reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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