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(Studio: Dan Rather) 40th anniversary of Israel featured. Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Bob Simon) Biblical instances in which number 40 used listed. Historic film shown of Israel declaring itself independent state; details given. [In 1948, Prime Min. David BEN-GURION - comments on declaration.] [WOMAN - says was happy day declared independent but is now worried.] Woman noted losing son and grandson to war. [WOMAN - comments on fate of death.] Commune called kibbutz featured; details given, scenes shown. [Kibbutz dweller Hannah ACKMANN - comments on working.] Changing Jewish attitudes featured. New pioneers noted West Bank settlers. [BEN- GURION - says can't have peace without justice and vice versa.] Scenes shown of anniversary celebration. [WOMEN - comment on building cntry.] Next generation noted inheriting war.
- Rather, Dan;
- Simon, Bob
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