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Congressional Letter of Support / Israel #240126

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1975
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(Studio) 76 Senators send letter to President Ford urging him to make clear US stands with Israel in search for Mid. E. peace.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details of letter given. [League of Arab States Dr. Clovis MAKSOUD - says Arabs to question any promises made by United States in light of this show of congress support for Israel.] [Israeli ambassador Simcha DINITZ - believes letter echoes opinion of majority American people.] Arabs particularly disappointed that Senators Charles Mathias and George McGovern signed letter.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

(Studio) Senator Jacob Javits moving force behind letter; reasons for letter outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Marya

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