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War Planes / Israel #518534

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 16, 1981
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(Studio) Menahem Begin said hoping United States embargo of war planes to Israel will be lifted this week. Begin said calling embargo unjustified and unjustifiable. Israel's F-16s to destroy Iraq's nuclear reactor recalled.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Jerusalem scenes shown. [BEGIN calls embargo unjustifiable, a wrong to Israel.] Begin said denying promise that planes will not be used in offensive operations said claiming Israel bought the planes, and would decide how to use them. [BEGIN - declares them Israeli planes, not American planes.] Begin reports rejecting Saudi Arabian proposal for Mideast peace, as destroying Israel step by step. Begin said concerned with regard to Arab buildup in South Lebanon, and continuing presence of Syrian missiles. Philip Habib role in removal of missiles said questioned by Begin. Begin reported vowing Israel will decide actions in light of own defense
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) Response of Larry Speakes to Begin claim that planes are Israeli planes made in United States reported Use of planes by Israel for defense purposes only said gist of Speakes remarks.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

Kent, Arthur;
Pauley, Jane

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