ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 02, 1981
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(Studio) Discord in Israel said essentially over domestic issues, not foreign policy. Unrest in Egypt reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Cairo, Egypt) Anwar Sadat said losing support of people. Protest scenes shown. Mosque said becoming power base for opposition, as in Iran. Effect in Egypt of Israeli raid on Iraq noted. End to peace pact with Israel said being demanded by some. Expected prosperity said not to have come after peace with Israel. Street scenes shown. Inflation noted. Merchants said threatening strike. Further protests shown. Some discord in military noted. Ibrahim Shukri's opposition party said incrly. vocal in Sadat attacks. Absence of Khomeini-like leader to unify Sadat opposition commented on. Sadat contrasted with late Shah of Iran. Similarities with Iran noted. Possibilities of another serious problem in Mideast contemplated.
REPORTER: Chris Harper