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Soviet Jewry Conference #244415

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 19, 1976
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(Studio) World Conf. on Soviet Jewry meets in Brussels, Belgium. USSR held news conferences to refute charges of Jew harassment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Brussels, Belgium) Ex-Israel premier, Golda Meir, led conference [Honorary pres. MEIR - asks why anti-Semites cannot forgive Jews. It's because Jews refuse to disappear.] Senator Frank Church hds. American delegation; he calls on Ford administration to take harder line with regard to Soviet action toward Jews. Wednesday film shown. Yesterday Rabbi Meir Kahane, head of militant Jewish Defense League, arrives uninvited and demands to speak at conference Kahane arrested and taken from country Conf. passes declaration for all free world govts. to speak out for Soviet Jews.
REPORTER: Michael Landers

Cronkite, Walter;
Landers, Michael

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