This program is about 1 hour long
NOTE: special coverage of "Crisis in the Middle East"
(Beirut: Anderson Cooper) The "war bulletin" about new attacks from Israel & Hizballah, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s trip to the region and the evacuation of Americans reviewed; casualty figures cited.
(Northern Israel: Christiane Amanpour) Israel’s ground invasion of southern Lebanon and Hizballah’s continuing rocket attacks in northern Israel reviewed; scenes shown. [Israeli Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Shuki SHACHAR- comments on military operations & Hizballah’s arsenal.] Israel’s willingness to consider an international force along the border noted & discussed.
(Beirut: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Beirut: Nic Robertson) Israel’s operations in Lebanon reviewed; inset scenes shown; details given about the U.N.’s emergency relief program. [U.N. humanitarian aid coordinator Jan EGELAND- notes the problem in getting aid supplies to southern Lebanon.] The failed mission of the U.N. force already in south Lebanon discussed.
(Beirut: Anderson Cooper) The worsening condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon reported.
[U.N. humanitarian official Jan EGELAND– says we are calling for a cessation of the hostilities.]
(Beirut: Anderson Cooper) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s mission of diplomacy to the Middle East noted.
(White House: Kathleen Koch) The administration’s position on the conflict between Israel & Hizballah examined; scenes shown of President Bush at the White House with officials from Saudi Arabia; details given of the US hope that the Saudis will convince Syria to put pressure on Hizballah. [Saudi foreign minister SAUD al-Faisal- says the problem is Lebanon.] [White House chief of staff Josh BOLTEN- notes US discussions with Syria have not done any good.] [Senator Christopher DODD- says you cannot outsource your diplomacy.] [Syrian Ambassador to the US Imad MOUSTAPHA- notes Syria’s willingness to talk directly with the US.] [Israeli Ambassador to the US Daniel AYALON- objects to a timetable.] [US Ambassador to the U.N. John BOLTON- comments on an international peacekeeping force.] The administration’s goal for a long-term solution discussed.
(Beirut: Anderson Cooper; Haifa: John Roberts) The White House policy of allowing Israel to pursue military objectives and the monitoring of international reaction to civilian casualties discussed.
An interview cut short by an air raid shown.
(Beirut: Anderson Cooper) The threat from Lebanon’s president that the Lebanese army will join Hizballah if Israeli ground forces invade his country noted; statistics on Lebanese military assets vs. Israel’s cited. Live interview held with CNN military analyst retired Gen. James “Spider” Marks about Israel’s operations in south Lebanon. [From Washington, MARKS – explains how a Katyusha rocket is detected & destroyed; comments on the accuracy of Israeli artillery; comments on Israel’s claims to have depleted Hizballah’s military capabilities.]
[British Foreign Minister Kim HOWELLS††- reminds Israel there must be a political campaign to disarm Hizballah.]
(Beirut: Anderson Cooper) The "war bulletin" about Israel’s military operations against Hizballah in Lebanon, Syria’s warning to Israel, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s departure for the region reviewed.
(Haifa, Israel: John Roberts) Hizballah’s rocket attacks in northern Israel reviewed; scenes shown of a damaged home in Nesher, Israeli artillery firing into Lebanon, fleeing Lebanese civilians. [Nesher resident Zohar BORENSTEIN†, Vice Mayor Freddie MALIK†- react to their town being attacked.] [Israeli Defense Forces Capt. Doron SPIELMAN†- states Hizballah is a terrorist army.] [IDF Capt. Boaz ROCKOCZ†- says it would be a stupid act dissing Hizballah.] Hizballah’s cessation of attacks after dark explained.
(Haifa: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with IDF spokesman Capt. Guy Spigelman† about Israel’s operations in Lebanon. [From Tel Aviv, SPIGELMAN – says we’re going in by land, air & sea to protect our civilians; comments on whether Israel will occupy territory; says we want the Lebanese government to disarm the Hizballah; states we are continuing methodically to get rid of the terrorist threat.]
(Beirut: Ben Wedeman) Hizballah’s military capabilities featured; scenes shown of destruction from the Israeli bombardment in southern Lebanon; details given of Israel’s claims to be weakening Hizballah. [Former U.N. peacekeeping force commander Timur GOKSEL†- says Hizballah scatters its weapons all over south Lebanon.] [Journalist Jamil MROUE†- notes Hizballah is fighting on their land.] [Lebanese American University Amal SAAD-GHORAYEB†- outlines the difficulty for Israel to destroy Hizballah.]
[MAN – says we are using restraint.]
(Beirut: Anderson Cooper) Reports introduced.
(Tyre, Lebanon: Karl Penhaul) The impact of the fighting between Israel & Hizballah on civilians in southern Lebanon featured; scenes shown of Hizballah rockets firing, smoke from an Israeli air strike in Tyre, injured children in a hospital, bombed-out cars; details given of claims the Israelis are packing bombs with chemicals to burn victims despite international rules. [Surgeon Dr. Wahid NAJIR- says this is the effect of phosphorous.]
(Haifa, Israel: Paula Hancocks) The impact of the fighting on civilians in northern Israel featured; scenes shown from a Haifa hospital. [Rambam Medical Center director Rafael BEYAR- says this is the first time this hospital has been under real attack.] [Surgeon Dr. Alon BEN NON- comments on working during air attacks.]
(Beirut: Anderson Cooper) Photos shown of the anchor in Beirut.