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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 23, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) State Department's concern over upsurge of religious fundamentalism in Israel described.

(Jerusalem: Bob Simon) Growing political power of ultra-orthodox Jews here examined; similar religious wave in Arab world recalled. [President Chaim HERZOG - considers issue Israel's main internal problem.] Extent of orthodox community's growth here outlined. [MBR. - acknowledges growth.] Mvt.'s interruption of Israeli life detailed. [Mayor Teddy KOLLEK - cites group's need for rally point to raise funds in US.] Fundamentalists noted controlling Knesset; implications for Israel considered. [Pig FARMER - wants to be left alone.] [Rabbi Meir KAHANE - claims live-and-let-live isn't orthodox Jewish concept; explains; fears civil war.] [Yael ROSOFF - thinks civil war is underway.] [Rosoff's SON - describes attack by orthodox Jews.] [Rabbi Haim DRUCKMAN - wants to make Israel an orthodox Jewish state.] [KOLLEK - notes Islamic world's experience with fundamentalism is occurring here.]

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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