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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #839362

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 2006
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Lee Cowan) The struggle for Lebanon’s government while the fighting between Israel & Hizballah continues featured; scenes shown of a tearful Lebanese prime minister, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert touring the front lines, injured Lebanese refugees. [OLMERT – says we are going to win this war.] Israeli Defense Forces video of a Hizballah fighter admitting he was trained in Iran and participated in the kidnapping of 2 Israeli soldiers shown.

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Jim Axelrod) President Bush’s move toward a diplomatic approach to ending the fighting featured; details given of issues complicating a cease-fire. [BUSH – comments on a resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire; says Hizballah is trying to create chaos.] [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE†- says everybody agrees it’s time to have a cessation.] The next step for the White House discussed.

Smith, Harry;
Cowan, Lee;
Axelrod, Jim

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