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Mideast Developments / Israel / Lebanon #54823

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 21, 1978
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(Studio) Continuing debate in Israel over Prime Min. Menahem Begin's orders against opposition party negotiations with Arabs and their chgs. about his health and medication detailed. Mideast concerns about possibility of war outbreak in Lebanon, rather than between Israel and Egypt or Syria, noted. Division of Beirut, as in recent civil war, reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details given about redrawing of dividing green line separating eastern Beirut from west Beirut. Recent Syrian fire on Christian part of city mentioned. Situation compared to that in civil war. Momentum cut short in rebuilding of city and reaction of people described.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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