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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Israel-US Relations #328864

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 05, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) Impact of hostage crisis on relations between United States and Israel featured; details given of reaction to Israel's kidnapping of Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid. [On Tuesday, Senator Robert DOLE - accuses Israel of free- lancing on its own.] [Ex-amb. to Israel Sam. LEWIS - says Israel's judgments look different to United States government] Other incidents that have strained US-Israel relations recalled; exs. given.[Senator Charles ROBB - comments on Israel's position.] Death threats against hostage Joseph Cicippio mentioned. [In House, Representative Carroll HUBBARD - says Israel had guts to do what United States won't do.] [LEWIS - says it takes a crisis for United States government to mobilize.] Likely demands from Iran for its role in hostage crisis reviewed; photos shown of American hostages in Lebanon.

Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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