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Segment 3 (American's Jews and Israel) #499058

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 03, 1978
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(Studio) Report is on response of American Jews to recent strained relations between Israel and Carter administration Prime Min. Begin's recent appearance in Los Angeles mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Los Angeles, California) [BEGIN - notes he spent whole day in Washington, DC and no one asked him to resign.] Difference in White House reception on Monday and that in March, when Begin and Carter disagreed publicly over west bank settlements issue, noted; sources' reports detailed that Carter advisers felt confrontation with American Jewish community was inevitable if United States to bring peace to Mideast and that settlements issue was way to isolate Begin from American Jewish community. Begin's reception in Los Angeles, during United States tour in honor of Israel's 30th anniversary, described. Part of American Jews in setting up Israeli state and their division now about Begin's attitude over land occupied in 1967 war examined. [Rabbi Leonard BEERMAN - thinks occupied land issue has made inroads on enthusiasm, both in American and Israel, accompanying Begin's assumption of power and after Sadat's visit. Believes increase number of people come to see Israel partially responsible for diminished possibility for peace in Mideast.] [Rabbi Alexander SCHINDLER - states that it's impossible that Jewish community could be unanimously supportive of every Israeli action; never has been that way and is no worse today. Says that in final analysis, however, there is unanimity in support for Israel's security.] Begin aides' view of Carter admin. policy of confrontation on settlements issue and its effect on American Jews outlined. [BEGIN - calls on Los Angeles group and all Americans to give Israel time and credit to prove it is looking unceasingly for peace.] Outcome of study into American Jews' attitude toward Begin, his policies and their support for Israel stated.
REPORTER: John Dancy


(Studio) Update on earlier Segment 3 report on lumpers, men who unload food trucks, sometimes whether they are needed or not. Strike by San Francisco lumpers, members of Teamsters Union, due to Segment 2 report and later coverage by local television detailed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John

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