CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 22, 1981
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(Studio) Reagan administration's public criticism of continued Israel-Lebanon conflict reported; today's attacks by Israelis and Palestinians described.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Beirut, Lebanon) Israeli raids in south Lebanon examined; films shown. PLO's retaliatory rocket attacks discussed; reported deaths for each side outlined on screen. Philip Habib's continued peace negotiations, include today's meeting with President Elias Sarkis and Prime Min. Sharif al-Wazan discussed; Yasir Arafat's terms for cease-fire mentioned. [HABIB - will continue his diplomatic efforts.] Habib reported en route to Saudi Arabia; details given.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak
(Israel-Lebanon Border) Continued PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) rocket attacks on Israel and Israel's response examined; films shown. Prime Min. Menahem Begin's tours of Nahariya, Kiryat Shemona and Metulla featured; his reiteration of Israeli policy outlined. Support for Begin by Lebanese Christian leader Saad Haddad noted. [HADDAD - claims negotiations are impossible.] Role of USSR and Syrians in Palestinian efforts mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Reagan administration's public criticism of Begin, include comments by deputy Secretary of State William Clark and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, examined; both men quoted on screen. [Israeli ambassador Ephraim EVRON - notes displeasure over F-16 delays as expressed to Secretary of State Alexander Haig.] [REAGAN - acknowledges repeated rocket attacks on Israeli civilians.]
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
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