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Israel-US Relations #72734

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 20, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan reported considering postponing shipment of F-16s to Israel due to current Israel-Lebanon conflicts.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Ottawa, Canada) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher mentioned. [REAGAN - notes Philip Habib's efforts to de-escalate Mideast conflicts; comments on F-16s sale to Israel.] Israel's attack on Iraq's nuclear reactor said allegedly only factor in United States consideration of further F-16 sales to Israel. [Edwin MEESE - comments.] Probability of delayed shipment of planes mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Summit mbrs.' response to PLO-Israeli conflicts reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Israel) PLO's continued assaults on Israeli settlements such as Kiryat Shemona noted; details given, films shown. Philip Habib's meeting with Prime Min. Menahem Begin tomorrow in effort to-negotiate cease-fire discussed.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Beirut, Lebanon) Sidon's response to Israeli attack noted; films shown. [PLO leader Yasir ARAFAT - cites moral responsibility to defense selves.] Current death toll from Beirut raid discussed; burial of jailed Palestinians in PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) prison here following bombing noted.
REPORTER: John McKenzie

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
McKenzie, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill

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