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Mideast / Israeli Raid Developments #497901

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 16, 1978
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(Studio) Update on Mideast situation between Israelis and Palestinians in south Lebanon. United States mediation efforts noted. Earlier State Department briefing reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Outline of State Department briefing given, include possible UN peacekeeping force until Lebanese army strong enough to control area on own. Decision by administration to postpone briefing, because of Canal treaty vote, noted. United States contact with United Nations Security Council and attempts to make clear to Israelis need for withdrawal reported.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Report is on Israeli view of possible United Nations peacekeeping force.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details of dim Israeli view of success of UN peacekeeping force and background of distrust given. Egyptian President Nasser's demand for United Nations forces withdrawal from Sinai prior to Six-Day War noted; Nasser mentioned as Sadat's predecessor. Israeli distrust of such UN force in south Lebanon just to watch PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) cited.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(Studio) Contd. fighting between Israelis and Palestinians reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Beirut, Lebanon) Report on battle at port of Tyre, Lebanon.
REPORTER: Bill ??????

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Report on battle along Israeli-Lebanon border. Israeli efforts in preparing new routes into Lebanon described. Govt. statement with regard to planned length of occupation noted. Press tour into area, arranged by Israelis, detailed; situation in Christian Lebanese village of Marjayoun cited. Funerals in Israel for war dead mentioned.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) Differences in Israeli and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) casualty figs. reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) President Sadat's condemnation of Israeli raid, made in statements in Cairo, reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Cairo, Egypt) Sadat's deliberations with regard to statements on recent Mideast dvts. noted. [SADAT - says force won't provide security for Israel; only good neighborliness can do so.]
REPORTER: David Burrington

Brown, Hilary;
Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Reynolds, Jack;
Savitch, Jessica;
Valeriani, Richard

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