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Israel / Lebanon Raids #278401

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 20, 1981
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(Montebello, Canada) Renewed Mideast conflict reported; Ottawa economy summit mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Montebello, Canada) Reagan administration's tentative decision not to ship F-16s to Israel as planned tomorrow due to its continued raids on Lebanon reported [Edwin MEESE - says prevailing conditions affect any decision.] President Reagan's meeting with Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher at Ottawa economy summit mentioned. [REAGAN - notes envoy Philip Habib's continued efforts in Mideast.] Secretary of State Alexander Haig's remarks to Pierre Trudeau noted;, pressure from participants at economy summit on Reagan regarding Israel discussed. Habib said instructed to press Prime Min. Menahem Begin for cease-fire. National security adviser Richard Allen quoted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Israel's continued attacks on south Lebanon examined; films shown. [PLO leader Yasir ARAFAT - calls for peace.] Arafat's comparison of Begin with Adolf Hitler mentioned; his messages for UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, passed on through General William Callaghan, leader of UN security forces in region, quoted.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Kiryat Shemona, Israel) Atmosphere in Israel towards continued raids on Lebanon and recent Palestinian assaults on Kiryat Shemona examined; films shown. Prime Min. Menahem Begin and Philip Habib incld. in report

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Senate hearing to examine United States role in Sinai peacekeeping force as part of Israel-Egypt peace treaty noted focusing instead on current Israel- Lebanon conflicts. [Senators Charles PERCY, Jesse HELMS, Richard LUGAR - criticize Israel.] Possible factors inhibiting committee 's enthusiasm for Sinai peacekeeping force outlined.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

McLaughlin, Marya;
Pintak, Larry;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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