ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 21, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Prime Min. Menahem Begin's message to Philip Habib with regard to current Israel-Lebanon conflict outlined. [BEGIN - refuses any negotiations with PLO.] [HABIB - says his mission will proceed.] Implications of Begin's statement for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) considered; deputy defense minister Mordechai Zippori's remarks with regard to continued Israeli raids on Palestinian bases reported.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans
(Studio) National security adviser Richard Allen's optimism over Begin's response to United States involvement in peace efforts noted; possibility that Palestinians are willing to de-escalate war considered.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel