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Israel / Esmail Sentencing #258265

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1978
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(Studio) Sentencing of American Sami Esmail in Israel for his mbrship. in Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Background of Esmail case given; his arrest upon arrival in Israel last December to visit dying father in west bank town of Ramallah, allegedly on tip to Israeli authorities from FBI about his mbrship. in PFLP, detailed. Esmail is student at Michigan State University Defense of Esmail outlined. [ESMAIL - says publicity case has gotten in United States has made ordeal successful through exposing Israeli treatment of Palestinians in jail.] Controversy over Israel's law applied in Esmail case outlined.

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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