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Arab-Americans vs. Israelis #111998

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 22, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Demonstration by Palestinians at Israeli embassy in Washington, DC reported Report introduced.

(NYC: Betsy Aaron) Protests by Arab-Americans in support of Palestinians reported [On "This Wk." on January 3, Palestine National Council spokesperson Edward SAID - says Palestinian lives count.] Lobbying efforts on behalf of Palestinian case reported [Arab American Institution James ZOGBY, National Association of Arab Americans spokesperson Jean ABINADER - discuss Israeli-Palestinian situation.] Power of Jewish lobby contrasted to that of Arab-Americans; relationship of President Reagan and Arab interest groups mentioned. [ZOGBY - says Israeli lobby buys Congress support.] Defeat of pro-Arab members of Congress by Israeli political action cmtes. (PACs) reported; case of former Congress Paul Findley described. [Jewish Commercial Relations Advisory Council spokesperson Albert CHERNIN - discusses political power of Israeli coalition.] [FINDLEY - says no one in Congress dares challenge Israel.] Arab-American lobby's new position detailed. [SAID - says pictures from Israel have made lasting impression.]

Aaron, Betsy;
Jennings, Peter

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