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Lebanon Crisis #516677

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 11, 1981
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(Studio) Concern of intensification of Syria-Israel conflict over missiles in Lebanon reported; position of both ntns. in dispute outlined. Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin's appeal to Syria mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jerusalem, Israel) Israel's reaction to Begin's address to parliament, heard partly in Hebrew, examined; films shown. Israel's planned attacks, canceled for various reasons, discussed; details outlined on screen. Secretary of State Alexander Haig and President Reagan incld. in report Criticism of Begin for his speech noted; arrival of United States envoy Philip Habib from Damascus, where his mediation efforts apparently met with little success, reported, shown. Habib's possible strategy mentioned. [HABIB - comments on meeting with Begin.] Israeli military build-up near Lebanese border discussed.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) Implications of Habib's presence in Mideast considered.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) State Department's assessment of Lebanon crisis quoted; probable Israeli attack on missile installations in near future if solution not found noted. USSR 's alleged efforts to arrange compromise with Syria mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Chancellor, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Kent, Arthur

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