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Israel / Elec. #72517

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 01, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Apparent tie between Likud party candidate Prime Min. Menahem Begin and Labor party candidate Shimon Peres reported; details outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Begin's apparent edge over Peres discussed; his meeting tonight with religious leader Yosef Burg noted. Films shown. [BURG - says religious bloc will continue to support Likud.] [BEGIN - thinks official results will appear next week] Peres' attitude today noted.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Reaction to Israeli election by President Anwar Sadat, King Hussein of Jordan noted. [HUSSEIN - doesn't think there's any difference between Israeli cands.; comments on Israeli raid on Iraq.] Israeli status quo noted apparently remaining from election; Moshe Dayan's failure discussed. Ideological break- down indicated by election examined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) United States interpretation of events in Israel and Reagan administration's concern over Begin government discussed; details outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Seamans, Bill

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