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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 11, 1975
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(Studio) United Nations votes to define Zionism as racism. United States role in United Nations could be reduced. Vote against Zionism led by Arab ntns. and USSR , People's Republic of China, and 3rd world. Israel feels vote anti-Semitic. President Ford calls it unjustified and undermines principles on which United Nations based.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Senator to consider whether United States should stay in UN. House condemns vote. [Representative Benj. ROSENTHAL - deeply offended by vote.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - calls vote "big Lie of Hitler" in practice. Congress should recall those who voted for resolution when foreign aid voted on.] [Senator John TOWER - says most Republicans would reassess United States commitment to UN.] [Senator Chas. PERCY - calls vote product of militant Arabs who have no regard for sense of morality or justice. Should stay in United Nations and fight.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(NYC) No United Nations reaction to threat by American diplomats to withhold funds from UN effort to eradicate racism. 50,000 pro-Zionist protesters jam garment district. 10 spkrs. denounce resolution. [US ambassador Patrick MOYNIHAN - says General Assembly is good mirror of world; hopes United States won't shoot messenger. United States won't act as though this didn't happen; will stay here.] Some United Nations representatives afraid United States might reduce its funds. United States pays 1/4 of UN support. Coalition that passed resolution influenced by Arab money and oil and 3rd world desire to strike at United States through Israel.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Israel spokesperson says vote cripples Mideast peace chances. Israel to stay in United Nations and her ambs. won't leave cntrys. that voted for resolution.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Israel) [Premier Yitzhak RABIN - says no democrat, freedom, human rights in cntrys. that voted for resolution. But there is a lot of discrimination. General Assembly can't help with Mideast peace. Right and justice can't be found there.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Report on Arab reaction.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Beirut, Lebanon) Palestinian guerrilla group greets resolution with joy. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) spokesperson says campaign to regain Palestine helped by resolution. PLO views Zionism as main political obstacle to hopes of establishing joint Palestine-Israeli state, not based on religion.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Jamieson, Bob;
Mackin, Catherine;
Palmer, John
Duration:
00:07:30

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