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Campaign '88 / Democrats / New York / Jackson and New York City Jews #114900

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 10, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Jesse Jackson's problems with New York City Jews, including Mayor Edward Koch, reported; his explanations of meeting with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat noted. Report introduced.

(NYC: Joe Bergantino) Jackson's attempts to mend fences with Jewish voters in New York City during his campaign efforts prior to New York primary featured; scenes shown. [On CBS, JACKSON - says as president, he would not deal with Arafat.] Scenes shown of 1978 embrace between Arafat and Jackson in Beirut, Lebanon. [American Jewish Congress president Robert LIFTON - praises Jackson's statement] Jackson's close association with Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan and his 1984 remark calling New York City "Hymietown" recalled. [Senator Albert GORE - says he supports Israel.] Governor Michael Dukakis's wife, Kitty, noted to be Jewish.

Bergantino, Joe;
Donaldson, Sam

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