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Sharon / Time Suit #295204

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 04, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(New York City) Former Israeli defense minister Ariel Sharon's libel suit against "Time" magazine for its allegations and insinuations about his role in Christian Phalangist massacre of Palestinian refugee camp residents in Beirut following Israel's occupation 2 years ago examined; 1982 incident reviewed. [Attorney Milton GOULD - explains Sharon's motivation; considers all Jews slandered by article.] Time's article, "The Verdict is Guilty," quoted on screen with regard to Sharon's alleged discussion with Phalangists on need to take revenge for murder of Bashir Gemayel. Sharon's testimony outlined. ["Time" attorney Thomas BARR - questions Sharon's rationale.] [Floyd ABRAMS - explains Time's legal argument.] [ISRAELIS - disagree on case.] Concern of some that should Sharon win here, he will use issue to run for prime minister in Israel mentioned.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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