ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1975
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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger welcomes Syria's decision to extend presence of United Nations buffer force on Golan Heights for 6 more weeks Israel recs. remarkable show of support in Senate; 76 Senators sign letter urging President Ford to guarantee Israel all the help it needs to deter war by its neighbors.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Capitol Hill) [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - admits Congress needs cooperation of exec. branch.] Israel's potent congress support believes administration delaying arms request for Israel as means of forcing concessions of occupied Arab lands. [Senator Jacob JAVITS - believes letter to promote chances for Mid. E. peace.] Senators Mike Mansfield and Charles Percy among members not signing letter; reasons given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Israeli ambassador delighted with Senator letter. [Ambassador Simcha DINITZ - believes letter indicates majority of Americans support Israel.] [League of Arab States Clovis MAKSOUD - thinks Arabs to be hurt and disappointed by contents of letter.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
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