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Israel / Lebanon Occupation #293215

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 12, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(S. Lebanon) Incring. public pressure on Israeli leaders to withdraw troops from Lebanon examined; films shown. [Govt. spokesperson Uri LUBRANI - notes need to withdraw as soon as possible.] [Mil. intelligence spokesperson Aharon YARIV - agrees.] Factors affecting Israeli withdrawal discussed; United States opposition to Israel withdrawal considered. Econ. and political pressures on Israel from United States to remain until American troops have left explained. Israel's strategy in region described; findings of Tel Aviv's Institute for Strategic Studies on troop morale in Lebanon mentioned. [Israeli SOLDIER - wants to return home; feels Lebanese hate him.] Incring. support in region for Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini described. [LUBRANI - explains dilemma faced by Israel in Lebanon.] Initial focus of Israeli campaign in Lebanon recalled.

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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