ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 1972
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(Studio) In Israel, Jewish Defense League leader, Rabbi Meir Kahane says another extremist group plans to kidnap Soviet diplomats and hold them for ransom, to retaliate for high exit fees Russians demand from emigrating Jews.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Jerusalem, Israel) Jewish Defense League 1st came to public attention in Brooklyn, New York. International headquarters moved to Jerusalem. Young American and Canadian Jews spend summer studying with Kahane. They will return to colleges to lead chapters of JDL. (DC) Jewish Defense League has been active in United States on behalf of Soviet Jews. [June `71 film of Jewish Defense League march shown.] (Jerusalem, Israel) [KAHANE - regrets more American Jews didn't back Jewish Defense League efforts for Soviet Jews wanting to come to Israel. Says violence, when needed, will be used.] [January, 1972, film of Kahane trying to speak to World Zionist Conf. shown.] [August, 1972, film shown of Kahane trying to stage counterdemonstration during march of displaced Arabs seeking permission to return to Lebanese border homes.] Jewish Defense League mbrs. visit Finnish embassy in Tel Aviv, which looks after Russian interests in Israel.
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan