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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 15, 1983
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(Studio) Israel said torn by report on Beirut massacre and ethnic divisions.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Popularity of Menahem Begin said little affected by Beirut massacre investigation. Oriental Jews, in majority, said chief supporters of Begin. Scenes shown. Western Jews said originally the major in Israel. [Pol. scientist Dr. Elizar Ben RAFAEL - discusses prejudice of European Jews against Oriental (Sephardic) Jews.] [Sociologist Dr. Sammy SMOOHA - emphasizes resentment between ethnic groups.] Begin's cultivation of Oriental Jews described. [SMOOHA - notes Oriental Jews' affinity with Arabs.] Begin said still in power because of support of Oriental Jews.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Mudd, Roger;
Utley, Garrick

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