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NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 11, 1983
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(Studio) Israeli defense minister reported resigning post following Prime Min. Menahem Begin's acceptance of commission report on Beirut, Lebanon massacre.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Jerusalem, Israel) Sharon's decision to resign examined; films shown. His warning to United States mentioned; implications of Sharon's continuing presence in Begin cabinet discussed. Recent death of anti-Sharon demonstrator during grenade attack recalled; public atmosphere over Sharon's role in government considered. Importance of Sephardic Jews to Begin's political strength discussed.
REPORTER: Martin Fletcher

(Studio) Israeli ambassador to United States Moshe Arens thought leading contender for Sharon's job.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Fletcher, Martin

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