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Mideast / Israel-Lebanon Conflict #72779

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 22, 1981
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(Studio) Continuing skirmishes between Israel and Lebanon reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Reagan administration's open criticism of Prime Min. Menahem Begin examined. [Courtesy "Good Morning America," Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - accuses Begin of immoderation; claims Israel's actions have caused setback in Philip Habib's peacekeeping efforts.] Deputy Secretary State William P. Clark's criticism of Israel quoted on screen; uniden. admin. official quoted in "Washington Post" this morning. Reagan's later remarks noted. [REAGAN - acknowledges repeated rocket attacks on Israeli civilians.] White House spokesperson said claiming Weinberger speaks for administration
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Continued Israeli raids on south Lebanon and Palestinian attacks on north Israel reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Nahariya, Israel) Today's rocket attacks on Nahariya examined; films shown. Begin's tour of region noted. [BEGIN - comments on Habib's efforts to obtain cease-fire.] His later tours of Kiryat Shemona and Metulla discussed. [BEGIN - promises peace eventually; comments on delayed F-16 shipments.] PLO's psychological victory in area noted.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Beirut, Lebanon) Israeli air strikes on south Lebanon examined; films shown. Habib's arrival today for mtgs. with President Elias Sarkis noted; Lebanon's lack of control over Palestinians here cited. Role of Saudi Arabia considered.
REPORTER: John McKenzie

(Studio) Further coverage of crisis on tonight's "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Upcoming items outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

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

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