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Israel / Massacre Report #288958

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 09, 1983
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(Studio) Prime Min. Menahem Begin's cabinet reported failing to take action on report by commission investigating September massacre of Palestinians in Beirut, Lebanon.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Jerusalem, Israel) Defense minister Ariel Sharon's refusal to resign as recommended discussed. [Former supreme court justice Chaim COHEN - thinks Begin will have to resign if Sharon doesn't.] Possibility that Begin will resign and seek new elecs. considered. [Knesset member Geula COHEN - favors early elecs.] Pol. importance of elecs. for Begin's efforts to both accept commission findings and undermine them as well noted.

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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