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Rabin Resignation #493447

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 1977
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(Studio) Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Rabin resigns and won't run for reelection, due to American bank account held by self and wife, in violation of Israeli law.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Report on Rabin's resignation; money in United States bank left from Rabin's term as ambassador in DC. Defense minister Shimon Peres is favored to succeed Rabin. Possible effects of Mid. East peace negotiations, with Peres, noted.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Anchor asks Washington, DC reporter with regard to speculation with regard to successor to Rabin.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Names being mentioned are Peres, Chaim Zadok, Yitzhak Navone, Abba Eban and Golda Meir.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Anchor asks with regard to effects on possible Geneva conference this year
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) All involved awaited May elections anyway and Israel hasn't really formed position with regard to peace yet.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

Berger, Marilyn;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve

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