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Jackson / Mideast Tour #266467

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 26, 1979
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(Studio) Jesse Jackson reported ending visit to Israel with tour of west bank city of Nablus.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Jackson's claim of "evenhandedness" in situation juxtaposed against west bank Palestinian's impression that he's solely on their side; crowd's chant of "Arafat-Jackson" noted. Films shown. Jackson said urging Palestinians to use United States civil rights movement as model; 2 American Jews traveling with him said disassociating selves from Jackson chging. him with using situation to advance own career [Phil BLAZER - calls Jackson dangerous; comments on Jackson's priorities as being own image and promotion of PLO.] [JACKSON - states theme of his mission.] Jackson reported continuing on to Jordan.

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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