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Israel / Arms Sale / Vietnam Refugees #252819

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 26, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter makes decision that will allow United States to sell arms to Israel.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) White House says decision isn't to silence critics' claims President uses arms policy to pressure Israel. Arms Service Committee mbr., Senator Henry Jackson, agrees. [JACKSON - says real meaning is that United States will keep commitments to Israel while negotiations continue. Should give Begin government reassurance of no change in United States policy towards Israel.] Senator Jacob Javits says some aspects of Carter Mid. East plan could damage prospects for peace. Prime Min. Menahem Begin to visit Washington, DC in about 3 weeks

(Studio) Begin calls sale important source of arms. Prime Min. welcomes Vietnam refugees, who had been picked up at sea by Israeli ship, deposited on Taiwan and flown to Tel Aviv.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Ships from East Germany, Japan, Panama and Norway refused to pick up refugees, in sinking boat off Vietnam coast. Israeli ship did, because of memories of refusals of British rulers of Palestine in World War II to accept Jewish refugees from Nazis. [BEGIN - says refugees will get hospitality.] Arrangements for money, hsing. and jobs are made at Ben Gurion Airport. [WOMAN - is happy.] [MAN - is happy.] [2nd MAN - doesn't like Communism] Israel has asked for help from United States and UN.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Dean, Morton;
Fenton, Tom;
McManus, Jim

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