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Israel / Elections #72388

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 29, 1981
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(Studio) Tomorrow's election in Israel noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tel Aviv, Israel) campaign. between Prime Min. Menahem Begin and opposition leader Shimon Peres examined; films shown. [Pori Institution director Rafi GIL, Applied Research Center director Dr. Sarah SHEMER - note closeness of race.] Possible impact of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's decision to serve as Peres' defense minister if elected noted; major issues listed. Cands.' attacks on each other quoted.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Knesset mbr.'s complaint with regard to quality of campaign noted. Irony regarding Sephardic Jews' support of Begin examined; films shown. Conflict between Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews discussed. [Dr. Raphi ISRAEL - notes Begin's charisma among Sephardic Jews.] Racism's impact on Sephardic Jews outlined; impact of Sephardic candidate Aharon Abu-Hatzeira's campaign on election considered. Recent Syrian missile crisis in Lebanon and Israel's raid on Iraq's nuclear reactor mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Baghdad, Iraq) [President Saddam HUSSEIN - (thru translator) discusses tomorrow s election in Israel.] Implications of Hussein's remarks considered.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Jennings, Peter;
Seamans, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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