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Arafat / United Nations Gen. Assembly Address #29141

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 13, 1974
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(Studio) Yasir Arafat's background reviewed. Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Arafat addresses United Nations General Assembly to open debate on Palestine.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Israeli diplomats boycott speech. [Through interpreter, ARAFAT - says Palestinians and supporters build up military supplies in preparation for new Mid. E. war. States United States supplies Palestine's enemies freely with weapons. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) doesn't wish for bloodshed; Palestinians only want to form own independent nation.] Arafat recs. tumultuous applause.

(Studio) Israeli ambassador responds to Arafat.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) [Ambassador Yosef TEKOAH - says Israel won't permit PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) rule on any part of Palestine. Calls Arafat and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) murderers.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Although Arafat's life threatened, very little real trouble occurs.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Police form nearly impregnable fortress around United Nations building Mbrs. of Jewish church group demonstrate. Arab demonstrators support Arafat and PLO; 2 groups of demonstrators kept several blocks apart.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) calls on residents of Jordan's west bank to close shops to commemorate Arafat's appearance at UN. Israeli soldiers force residents to reopen shops.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Jackson, Gregory;
McVane, John;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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