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Lebanon / Southern Christian Leadership Conference Visit #266367

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 21, 1979
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(Studio) 10-member Southern Christian Leadership Conference delegation noted ending visit to Lebanon, as guests of PLO, and returning to United States via London.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Beirut, Lebanon) Yasir Arafat said agreeing to offer Southern Christian Leadership Conference proposal on moratorium on violence in Mideast to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) executive council within week; [SCLC pres. Joseph LOWERY - gives explanation of moratorium.] Arafat quoted re: Southern Christian Leadership Conference visit. [ARAFAT - comments.] Southern Christian Leadership Conference said inviting Arafat to join them in United States for talks on Mideast.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Israeli government noted denying meeting requests from Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Jesse Jackson; criticism of rebuff by Union of American Hebrew Congregations spokesperson Rabbi Alex Schindler noted. [SCHINDLER - comments.] (Loss of color for interview.)

Cronkite, Walter;
Tunnell, Doug

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