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Israel / Sharon #288531

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 14, 1983
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(Studio) Israeli defense minister Ariel Sharon's resignation speech quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Jerusalem, Israel) Sharon's criticism of commission of inquiry that investigated Beirut massacre outlined. [Opposition leader Shimon PERES - thinks Sharon's continue presence in government makes travesty of commission] [Knesset member Shulamit ALONI - criticizes Sharon's role as minister without portfolio in cabinet.] Prime Min. Menahem Begin's defense of retaining Sharon noted. [Knesset member Ehud OLMERT - anticipates Sharon's continuing importance to government] [BEGIN - dismisses government's internal dvts. as relative to peace efforts.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger noted meeting with new defense minister Moshe Arens; Arens' background recalled.

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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