CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 13, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The latest developments in the Middle East crisis reviewed.
(Nahariya, Israel: Lara Logan) The fighting between Israel & Hizballah featured; details given of Israel’s air assault in Lebanon and Hizballah’s rocket attacks; scenes shown of attack sites in Lebanon & Israel, fires at the Beirut airport, smoke, debris, people running, the injured & dead, an Israeli soldier’s funeral. [Israeli Defense Forces Lt. Gen. Dan HALUTZ- says nothing is safe.] [Israeli Ambassador to the US Daniel AYALON- states the Lebanese were building their arsenal with help from Syria & Iran.] The fate of 2 captured Israeli soldiers noted. The bombing of the highway linking Beirut to Damascus discussed.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The militant group Hizballah briefly profiled. Remarks from President Bush, who is in Germany en route to the G8 summit, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about Israel’s response to the kidnappings noted; scenes shown of Bush in Stralsund. [BUSH – says every nation must defend herself against terrorist attacks.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Tel Aviv: Bob Simon) Rice’s call for restraint on Israel’s part, the goal to isolate Hizballah, Lebanon’s request for a cease-fire, and Iranian support for Hamas & Hizballah discussed.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The options for evacuating Americans from Lebanon reviewed; details given of the complication caused by Israel’s bombing of the Beirut airport.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Crude oil prices cited.
(New York: Anthony Mason) The impact of the tensions in the Middle East on gas prices in the US examined; details recalled of recent events in the Arab world causing oil prices to rise; statistics on US gas consumption cited. [Alaron Trading oil analyst Phil FLYNN- notes concern that oil shipments will be disrupted.] [Independent energy trader Eric BOLLING- predicts an increase in oil prices.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The price of oil updated.