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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #836343

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 12, 2006
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Martin Savidge) The war in southern Lebanon between Israel & Hizballah as the U.N. cease-fire nears featured; details given about the Lebanese cabinet's support of the U.N. resolution, the downing of an Israeli helicopter & the position of Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah; scenes shown of Israeli ground forces moving toward the Litani River, wounded soldiers, explosions, Hizballah rocket strikes in Israel & Israeli leaflets dropped from the air. [Israeli government spokesman Avi PAZNER†- says it depends on the Hizballah.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Kevin Corke) The issue of security before President Bush, whose working vacation is winding down, examined; details given of Bush's phone call to Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora† & his Friday call to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. [In radio address, BUSH - talks about the terrorism threat.] [In response address, Democratic Senator Mark PRYOR - says our country needs to be safer.] Findings of a "Newsweek" poll on which party would do a better job of handling the war on terror at home & abroad & has the Iraq war made us safer from terrorism outlined on screen. [Maryland professor Ron WALTERS†- says Americans now feel Democrats can better protect their security.] Protest march in Washington, DC, showing support for Lebanon shown.

Seigenthaler, John;
Savidge, Martin;
Corke, Kevin

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