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Mideast / United States Policy / Shamir Visit #81853

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 27, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan noted meeting here tomorrow with Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir, followed by Thursday discussions with Lebanese President Amin Gemayel to discuss Mideast turmoil. His return to White House from California today shown.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Possibility that recent bombings against Marines in Beirut will be catalyst to new joint United States-Israeli approach to Mideast considered. [Defense minister Moshe ARENS - regrets that massive deaths among Americans, French, Israelis, Lebanese have to illustrate scope of problem.] Importance of discussions to both Israel and United States in light of Syrian-backed terrorist activity in Lebanon, which in turn is supported by USSR , cited; issue of joint military cooperation discussed. Possibility of Israel funneling United States weapons and support to Central America and African ntns. for White House noted; criteria for such Israeli aid explained.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

Donaldson, Sam;
Seamans, Bill

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