ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 09, 1985
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REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(New York City) Former Israeli defense minister Ariel Sharon's libel suit against "Time" mag. for its remarks on his alleged role in Beirut massacre of Palestinian refugees featured. [SHARON - accuses magazine of lying.] "Time" attorney reported admitting secret Israeli government report substantiates Sharon's claims; magazine recalled citing same report as its principal source in claiming Sharon discussed need for revenge by Lebanese Phalangist forces just prior to latter's slaughter of refugees. Current status of trial outlined. [Attorney Floyd ABRAMS - explains legal appeal to New York City judge's exclusion of press from portions of trial.]
REPORTER: Michael Connor Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny
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