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US-Israel Relations / Industrial Espionage #311561

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 19, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Latest strain in US-Israeli relations over latter's alleged attempted industry espionage involving spy camera manufactured by Recon/Optical Incorporated in Illinois reported; details given, scenes shown. [Company president Larry LARSON - describes incident.] [Israeli embassy spokesperson Asher NAIM - denies allegations.] Similar incidents beginning with arrest of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard reviewed. [NAIM - accuses Recon/Optical of trying to intimidate Israel into paying more.] [Center for Strategic Studies spokesperson Edward LUTTWAK - notes Israel's concern with early warning systems since Arab- Israeli war.] Justice Department and Customs Service said investigating.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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