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Israel / Massacre Inquiry #288941

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 08, 1983
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(Studio) Massacre of Palestinian refugees in Beirut, Lebanon, last September and impact on government of Prime Min. Menehem Begin recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Jerusalem, Israel) Findings of Israeli commission of inquiry and recommendations affecting defense minister Ariel Sharon, military intelligence chief Yehoshua Saguy, General Amir Drori, commander Amos Yaron, chief of staff Rafael Eytan, Prime Min. Menahem Begin examined; details outlined on screen. [Opposition leader Shimon PERES - calls for government's resignation.] [Hebrew Univ. law school Prof. Claude KLEIN - believes Begin should dismiss those involved.] Begin's refusal to fire Sharon mentioned; Sharon noted praising those censured by commission Possible alternatives open to Begin outlined.

(Studio) Reaction to findings of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Reaction here to commission findings examined; films shown. [PLO
REPORTER:. Shafiq Al-HOUT - thinks Sharon should stand trial as well as resign.] Criticism by some of Arab states' refusal to halt Israeli invasion last summer noted.
REPORTER: Peter Sherman

(Studio) Lebanese government officials said declining comment on Israeli report as well as ongoing Lebanese investigation.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan's response to Israeli findings quoted on screen. [Miami Jewish leader Norman LIPOFF - praises Israel's democracy.] [American Jewish leader Julius BERMAN - hopes Sharon heeds report's message.] [Arab League spokesperson Clovis MAKSOUD - blames entire Israeli government; thinks commission report is inadequate.] Admin.'s assessment of Begin's position and report's impact considered.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

Faw, Bob;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Sherman, Peter

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