Search the Archive

Arafat / United Nations Speech #231879

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 13, 1974
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Yasir Arafat makes historic address before United Nations General Assembly. Israeli delegates boycott Arafat's speech. Extraordinary security precautions used to protect Arafat.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Police keep demonstrations to a minimum outside United Nations building Arafat condemns Zionism and urges other cntrys. not to allow Jews to emigrate to Israel. [Through interpreter, ARAFAT - lists criticisms of Zionism. PLO doesn't want more bloodshed; appeals to United Nations members to enable Palestinians to establish own independent nation.] [Israeli ambassador Yosef TEKOAH - calls PLO and Arafat murderers.] Arafat recs. tremendous applause.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) In part of territory claimed by PLO, Israeli soldiers and police on special alert.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Israel) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) calls for general strike on west bank of Jordan to mark Arafat's address to UN. Demonstrators ordered to disperse by police; several arrests made. Israeli government planning to launch counteroffensive.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) PLO's emergence as major political force causes confusion in Israel; adds confusion to American foreign policy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(State Department) United States believes Israel to be forced to deal with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) at some point in future. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has spoken to Israelis several times on subject. No American official pressing Israel to negotiate with PLO. All high-ranking Americans ordered to stay away from PLO.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Kalb, Marvin

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.