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Jackson / Israel Visit #266407

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 24, 1979
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(Studio) Jesse Jackson, beginning Mideast touring which incls. Beirut mtg with Yasir Arafat, said arriving in Israel to cool reception.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) Prime Min. Menahem Begin and government said refusing to meet with Jackson due to his criticism of Israel; films shown. [JACKSON - comments on Begin's refusal to see him.] Mbrs, of opposition Labor party noted agreeing to see him; films shown. Statements made to Jackson at town meeting arranged by Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek outlined. [Former Israeli ambassador Simcha DINITZ - says all present lost some of family either to Nazi Holocaust or to Arabs.] [JACKSON - says we should love our enemies.] Jackson's visit with survivors of Palestinian bomb attack in Jerusalem last week and his criticism of Israeli attacks on Palestinians in Lebanon mentioned.

Cronkite, Walter;
Raviv, Dan

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