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Black-PLO Controversy #260507

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 15, 1979
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(Studio) Controversy in recent weeks over relationship between PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and some black leaders recalled; National Urban League president Vernon Jordan's stance noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kansas City, Kansas) Jordan's rebuke of black leaders' recent mtgs. with PLO as alienating American Jews reported [JORDAN - says black-Jewish relations shouldn't be endangered by support for terrorist groups committed to extermination of Israel.] Jordan later said admitting remarks were directed at Jesse Jackson and Southern Christian Leadership Conference leader Joseph Lowery. [JORDAN - says issue not to be construed as personal attack.] [LOWERY and JACKSON - respond.] [Jewish leader Rabbi Alex SCHINDLER - says black-Jewish relationship will never be quite the same again.] Jordan quoted with regard to speech being last on black-Jewish relationship

(Studio) Jordan's criticism said endorsed by civil rights leader Bayard Rustin after his meeting with Israeli cabinet in Tel Aviv; Rustin quoted re: Baader-Meinhof, KKK.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Faw, Bob

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