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US-Israel Relations #509641

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 04, 1980
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(Studio) United States support Saturday of United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements in occupied territory, include Jerusalem, recalled; President Carter's statement last night, calling vote a mistake, rptd Secretary of State Cyrus Vance said taking blame for incident today; pole costs to Carter outlined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) United States ambassador to United Nations Don. McHenry's support of resolution Saturday recalled; details given, films shown State Department explanation of vote at that time described. [Monday, State Department spokesperson Thos RESTON - defs. vote.] White House about-face last night detailed; Carter's statement quoted in part on screen. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - says Vance accepts responsibility for failure in communication.] [McHENRY - says his vote was consistent with instructions.] Admin.'s handling of for policy noted once again called into question
REPORTER: George Lewis

(DC) White House reaction to controversy cited; criticism by Jewish leaders detailed campaign. chairperson Robt Strauss mentioned; national Sec. adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski noted meeting today with Israeli ambassador Ephraim Evron in attempt to smooth things over [BRZEZINSKI, EVRON - comment.] Concern at White House about political fallout noted
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) United Nations criticism of United States credibility reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(New York City) United Nations reaction to controversy detailed. [PLO representative Zehdi TERZI - asks who's going to trust United States credibility now.] [Kuwait amb Abdalla BISHARA - says Arab negotiators were stabbed in back.]
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) Israeli reaction noted
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli cabinet's reaction to situation examined. [Cabinet spokesperson Michael NIR - reads statements.] Letter from Carter to Prime Mind Menahem Begin said not alleviating matters. [Justice minister Shmuel TAMIR - comments.] Cynicism of Israeli news media noted; Hebron settlement issue detailed. Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek said disregarding United Nations resolution; details given
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) Capitol Hill reaction featured; Representatives James Shannon, Hamilton Fish, Eldon Rudd quoted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Kent, Arthur;
Lewis, George;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Woodruff, Judy

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