NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 21, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of Jewish Passover holiday noted; report is on special way it is celebrated in Israel.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Preparations for Passover in Israel described. Incidents involved in original reason for Passover, the Israelites' deliverance from slavery under Egyptians, listed, include references to unleavened bread in Bible and parting of waters for Moses and followers. Armed nature of Israel in this Passover season, as precaution against terrorist attack, outlined. Patrols along beaches at Tel Aviv and concerns with regard to reprisal raid for Israeli attack on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) bases in south Lebanon noted. Beginning of 1973 war on Yom Kippur recalled.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown