ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 30, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Dimona, Israel: Bob Zelnick) Controversy over Black Hebrew cult here explained, discussed; scenes shown. [Ben Ami CARTER - feels government's action is causing undue stress on sect.] Cult's history, beginning in United States, reviewed. [CARTER - accepts followers' belief that he is the Messiah.] Cult's practices described. [WOMAN - describes mbrs.' beatings.] Argument of interior minister Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz outlined. [Interior ministry spokesperson Yehoshua KAHANA - (thru translator) wants cult out of cntry.]
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