NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 24, 1976
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(Studio) Israel commends Egypt on actions with regard to rescue of 105 people from hijacked plane in that country earlier in week Other peaceful relations between Israel and Arab neighbors noted. Now Israel adopts "good fences" policy along Lebanese border.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Israel-Lebanon Border) Israelis have opened Lebanese border and many Lebanese Christians visiting friends and relatives not seen in 30 years Beginning of "good fences" policy during earlier part of summer noted; regulations with regard to visiting in Israel also noted. Israelis carrying out program to show problem with Lebanon not with Lebanese but with Palestinians; will expand program next year if it ends as well as it started. 1 family came to see niece never seen before. [MAN - says they're happy to see and meet her.] Israel considering extending program to Syria, allowing Syrian members of Druze minority to visit Israel and Golan Hgts., but that will be later.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney