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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 20, 1979
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(Studio) Schism between blacks and Israeli government said widening; Prime Min. Menahem Begin's refusal to meet with Southern Christian Leadership Conference delegation pushing for recognition of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) recalled. Southern Christian Leadership Conference president Joseph Lowery quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli government rptd boycotting visit by Jesse Jackson; dispute between Begin and foreign minister Moshe Dayan over matter examined. Jackson said requesting meeting with Begin through Israeli ambassador Ephraim Evron in Washington, DC last week; Dayan's un-categorical refusal detailed. Begin's aides said encouraging him to reconsider decision; reasons given. Basis of Dayan's decision outlined. [JACKSON - comments on affair.] Andrew Young quoted on screen; Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek noted only Israeli official agreeing to meet with Jackson; details given.

(Studio) Jackson said scheduled to meet with Yasir Arafat later in month Arafat noted meeting with Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Beirut today
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Beirut, Lebanon) SCLC-Arafat meeting featured; films shown. Background on encounter given Arafat noted returning from Jordan and discussions with King Hussein with regard to Mideast diplomacy. Southern Christian Leadership Conference policy with regard to situation cited.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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