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Israel / Troop Withdrawal #289199

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 20, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli cabinet said accepting Prime Min. Menahem Begin's and foreign minister Yitzhak Shamir's recommendations that United States proposals for troop withdrawal from Lebanon will be basis for future negotiations; implications of cabinet's decision considered. Continuing conflict over future role of Major Saad Haddad in south Lebanon mentioned; issue of Jordan's King Hussein's possible support of President Reagan's Mideast peace plan cited. [Cabinet spokesperson Dan MERIDOR - hopes Hussein will enter negotiations.] Israel's new flexibility said coinciding with ouster of defense minister Ariel Sharon and his replacement by Moshe Arens. Arens and Shamir mentioned meeting tonight with United States envoy Philip Habib; details given.

Dean, Morton;
Faw, Bob

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