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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / A Discussion #835726

CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 2006
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(Metula: Anderson Cooper) What it is like to live along the Israeli-Lebanon border introduced; scenes shown from Haifa of Hizballah rocket strikes.

(Metula: Anderson Cooper) The war bulletin on the developing story in the war reviewed; scenes shown of Israeli air strikes in Beirut, criticism of Israel at the Arab League by the Lebanese prime minister, Hizballah rocket strikes in Israel; details given of the death of Israeli army reservists & of the need for aid for the trapped civilians. [IDF spokesman Capt. Guy SPIGELMAN†- calls Hizballah ruthless.] [Israeli vice prime minister Shimon PERES††- talks about a possible prisoner exchange.]

(Crawford, Texas: Suzanne Malveaux) The US-promoted U.N. resolution for the region designed for the "cessation of hostilities" examined. [At the Western White House, President BUSH - says everyone wants the violence to stop; states we must not create a vacuum into which Hizballah can move more weapons.] [Lebanese journalist Hisham MELHEM†- prefers a cease-fire.] [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE - outlines what needs to be done.]

(Metula: Anderson Cooper) The roundtable of correspondents introduced; inset video shown.

(Metula: Anderson Cooper; Washington: John King) The status of the diplomatic maneuvers, including Arab League support for the Hizballah position & what the Bush administration wants, discussed.

(Metula: Anderson Cooper; Beirut: Michael Ware) The fact that the Lebanese army cannot stand up to Hizballah discussed.

(Metula: Anderson Cooper; Israeli-Lebanese border: John Roberts) The intensifying of the fighting on both sides before there may be a cessation of hostilities & questions about the current Israeli military strategy discussed.

(Metula: Anderson Cooper; Beirut: Michael Ware) What Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah has said about the fighting with Israel, that Hizballah remains intact despite the bombing campaign & that the border with Syria remains open discussed.

(Metula: Anderson Cooper) The "raw data" on the casualties of war in Israel & Lebanon outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Malveaux, Suzanne;
King, John;
Ware, Michael;
Roberts, John

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