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United Nations Vote / Zionism / Ford / Congress / Israel / United States / PLO #34741

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 11, 1975
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(Studio) United Nations passes 3 resolutions. 2 urge more Palestinian Liberation Org. participation in United Nations and Mideast talks. 3rd resolution says Zionism is racism.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Vote 72-35 with 32 abstaining. [US ambassador Dan. MOYNIHAN - says abomination of anti-Semitism given appearance of international sanction. General Assembly grants symbolic amnesty to murderers of 6 million European Jews. United States won't acquiesce in this infamous act.] Diplomats say vote will hurt UN's 10-yr. campaign against racism.
REPORTER: John MacVane

(Studio) Israeli legislators called on President Ford and present him with menorah, symbol of life. Ford calls United Nations resolution deplorable and unjustified. Film shows meeting Report on congress reaction.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) House and Senator resolutions condemn United Nations vote as anti-Semitic. [Senator Charles PERCY - says resolution runs against everything United Nations stands for. It's counter-productive to United Nations peace.] [Representative Wayne HAYS - calls vote prostitution of what United Nations intended for. Could lead to dissolution of United Nations or it becoming useless.] [Republican leader Representative John RHODES - says resolution won't enhance UN-House relations] [Senator Henry JACKSON - says names of cntrys. voting for resolution should be recalled by Congress during for aid votes.] For. aid bill could be cut. (NYC) 1000's protest United Nations vote. [SPKR. - rally against bigotry, racism, falsehood and anti-Semitism.] [Wife-of Premier Yitzhak RABIN - says no more Jewish persecution; there is separate state of Israel.] [Black MAN - chants "let my people go."] Protest wide-ranged. (Israel) Rabin says resolutions are attempts to set up Palestinian state on ruins of Israel. Says Israel will never talk to PLO. [RABIN - says United Nations General Assembly lost its validity. Rejects resolutions; no one with sane mind will accept them.] [Ex-prem. Golda MEIR - suggest all Jews wear sign saying they are Zionists.] School children take part in organized protest. Hope of Geneva peace conference in jeopardy if PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) sits at it and Israel refuses to talk to PLO. United Nations now Arab pol. weapon aimed at Israel.
REPORTER: Don Farmer Bettina Gregory Bill Seamans

(Studio) President Ford will resist pressure to withdraw from UN.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) United States representatives point out that Moynihan never said what United States will do. US expresses outrage and will refuse to go to United Nations conference in Ghana next year to talk of combating racism. United States won't recommend cutting contributions to UN and will push for entire foreign aid program.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) hails resolution as new victory for Palestinians. USSR praises it, too.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reporter(s):
Gregory, Bettina;
Farmer, Don;
Koppel, Ted;
MacVane, John;
Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill
Duration:
00:09:10

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