President Reagan Blasts Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin Over Lebanon Shelling

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General Information

Source:
NBC Nightly News
Creator:
Jane Pauley / Karen Gray
Event Date:
08/13/1982
Air/Publish Date:
08/13/1982
Resource Type:
Video News Report
Copyright:
NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
Copyright Date:
1982
Clip Length:
00:03:56

Description

An angry President Ronald Reagan makes a personal phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin regarding the Lebanon shelling.

Citation

MLA

"President Reagan Blasts Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin Over Lebanon Shelling." Karen Gray, correspondent. NBC Nightly News. NBCUniversal Media. 13 Aug. 1982. NBC Learn. Web. 5 September 2012.

APA

Karen Gray, . (Reporter), & Pauley , J. (Anchor). (1982, August 13). President Reagan Blasts Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin Over Lebanon Shelling. [Television series episode]. NBC Nightly News. Retrieved from https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=3880

CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE

"President Reagan Blasts Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin Over Lebanon Shelling" NBC Nightly News, New York, NY: NBC Universal, 08/13/1982. Accessed Wed Sep 5 2012 from NBC Learn: https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=3880

Transcript

President Ronald Reagan Blasts Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin Over Lebanon Shelling

JANE PAULEY, anchor: Negotiators hope to resume work this morning on the plan to evacuate the PLO finders, the bombing became so intense Tuesday though that officials Thursday, officials in Beirut could not meet with Ambassador Habib. The continued Israeli attacks with peace apparently so near, it drew fire from the White House. Karen Gray reports.

KAREN GRAY, reporting: An angry President Reagan made a personal phone call to Israel’s Prime Minister Begin expressing shock and outrage at the latest massive shelling, demanding an end to the needless bloodshed and destruction saying the US and Israeli relations was at stake. Spokesman Larry Speakes in a White House statement said Israel’s actions halted ambassador Habib’s peace negotiations just when they were at the point of success. He also said the President in his telephone call made it clear it is imperative that a ceasefire must hold.

20 minutes later Prime Minister Begin called President Reagan back saying a ceasefire had been ordered. Despite the obvious pressure White House officials are refusing to discuss whether the President was ordered to threats to recall Ambassador Habib or to withhold arms from Israel. Karen Gray, NBC News, at the White House.