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Beirut / US-Israeli Relations #82903

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 03, 1983
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(London, England) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Beirut, Lebanon) Incident between United States Marine Captain Charles Johnson and Israeli tanks here yesterday recalled; details outlined. [JOHNSON - describes events.] Basis of current tension between United States and Israeli forces discussed. [Colonel Thomas STOKES - notes message to Israeli commander] Marine assessment of incident noted.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israel's private and public response to incident examined; analysis of events by Lieutenant Colonel Rafi noted. [General AMNON - questions Marines' willingness to confront Israelis but not terrorists.] Israel's perception of pol. implications behind Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger' s remarks on incident yesterday discussed; Israeli ofr.'s concern over Johnson's apparent lack of judgment mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Tonight's "Nightline" and upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jennings, Peter;
McCourt, Mike;
Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill

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