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Mid. East / US-USSR Resolution / American Jewish Reaction #249326

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 06, 1977
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(Studio) Jewish reaction to joint US-USSR declaration with regard to Mid. East and President Carter's attempts to reassure Israeli supporters noted. Carter met with Moshe Dayan earlier; talks to others in Washington, DC today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President meets with congress supporters of Israel and convinces them of own support for country [Representative Benjamin ROSENTHAL - says it's clear that Carter has no intention of selling out Israel.] [Representative James SCHEUER - cites impt. of things not said in resolution, things USSR had previously adhered to strictly and that were detrimental to Israel.]
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Studio) Job of convincing Jewish community is underscored in Atlanta.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlanta, Georgia) Jewish leaders here say they're under fire from those elsewhere, who believed Georgians who said Carter would never let Jews down. [Jewish Welfare Federal spokesperson Marvin GOLDSTEIN - notes Jews feel Carter's let them down.] Issac Goodfriend campaigned for President and sang ntl. anthem at inauguration. (Film shown.) [GOODFRIEND - notes concern of Jewish community and right to be so. Says USSR and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) are like prosecuting attys. and United States can't be both defender and prosecutor.] Rabbi Emanuel Feldman pronounced benediction at Democratic National Convention (Film shown.) [FELDMAN - notes view within Jewish community that United States is joining USSR in pressuring Israel to sit down with people like PLO, which he believes is criminal element.] Atlanta Jewish backers of President say they want personal assurance that he is unequivocally behind Israel.

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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