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Arafat / United Nations Speech #231879

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 13, 1974
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(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

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Kalb, Marvin
Duration:
00:07:00

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