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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Israel #328879

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 06, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Bob Simon) Response of Israeli government to various stmts. from Hizballah about hostage crisis featured; scenes shown from cabinet meeting; details given of important of captured Israeli soldiers in any deals. [Cabinet member Ehud OLMERT - comments.] [On ABC News, Israeli foreign min. Moshe ARENS - says Israel is holding an important card (Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid) in deal.] [On "Face the Nation", Israeli defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - says deal may take long time.]

(Studio: Connie Chung; Tel Aviv, Israel: Bob Simon) Value of Obeid to Israel discussed; details given of Hizballah's countering that Obeid is just a low-level card.

Chung, Connie;
Simon, Bob

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