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Middle East / Palestinian Conference / Israel / Orthodox Judaism #318885

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 14, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Decision by Palestinians to accept United Nations resolution that implicitly accepts Israel's right to exist reported Report introduced.

(Jerusalem, Israel: Bob Simon) Efforts by Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir to form new coalition government following elecs. and dealings with ultraorthodox religion parties reported; details given, scenes shown. ["Tikkun" mag. editor Michael LERNER - calls it a sad day for Jewish people.] Impact of pol. compromise that emphasizes Orthodox Judaism as contrasted to Reform Judaism in American discussed. [Jewish Theological Seminary Rabbi Ismar SCHORSCH - says American Jews will not sit back and suffer abuse.] [Union of American Hebrew Congregations Rabbi Alexander SCHINDLER - discusses alienation of American Jews.] Role of fundamentalist Jews as power brokers in Israel now noted. [Knesset member Rabbi Menachem PORUSH - says we want to be one nation] Likely conflict between Shamir-Conservative coalition and both Palestinians and American Jews reiterated.

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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