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Mideast / Israel-Lebanon Conflict #518077

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 22, 1981
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(Studio) Continued Israeli offensive against Palestinian positions in south Lebanon, as well as continued Palestinian rocket attacks on north Israel, reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tyre, Lebanon) United States Envoy Philip Habib's arrival here for mtgs. with President Elias Sarkis noted, shown. Israeli raids on Saudi-owned refinery and raid near Tyre discussed. Films shown.
REPORTER: David Phillips

(Israel) Continued Palestinian rocket attacks on north Israel reported; Prime Min. Menahem Begin's tour of Kiryat Shemona examined. [BEGIN - wants Habib to obtain peaceful relations] Begin's planned meeting with Habib tomorrow and his remarks on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) Reagan administration's criticism of Begin government due to raids outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) President Reagan's pessimistic statement on Mideast quoted; deputy Secretary of State William Clark's criticism of Begin outlined. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's attack on Israeli raids quoted on screen. [Israeli ambassador Ephraim EVRON - thinks Weinberger is wrong.] [REAGAN - considers self patient.] President said not calling for reassessment of United States policy towards Israel.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Arab support for Palestinians in south Lebanon, possibly enhanced by current Israeli offensive there, discussed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Kalb, Bernard;
Kent, Arthur;
Phillips, David

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