ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) United Nations General Assembly recalled recently passing resolution condemning terrorism; exs. of specific terrorist attacks internationally listed on screen, discussed.
(Kalkilya, West Bank: Bob Zelnick) Israel's anti-terrorist policy developed in response to PLO's commitment to destroy Israel examined; scenes shown. [Dayan Institution analyst Shai FELDMAN - notes Israel's refusal to yield to PLO.] History of Israeli-PLO conflict reviewed. [An-Najar Univ. professor Sa'eb ERAKAT - cites emotional rather than ethical basis of conflict.] PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat's policy of anti-Israeli terrorism detailed. [Prof. Ariel MIRARI - feels conventional warfare is unsuccessful with counterterrorism.] [Brigadier General Gideon MAHANAIMI - explains best strategy against PLO.] Entebbe hostage incident mentioned. [Prime Min. Shimon PERES - cites difference between Palestinian and terrorism.] Unique factors enabling Israel to execute its anti-terrorist policy outlined, discussed. [General Shlomo GAZIT - explains United States inability to operate clandestiney against terrorism .] 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon recalled forcing PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) out; indications recently that PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) may be returning to its original policy of terrorism considered.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Part IV announced.
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