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Decision 1984 / Jewish Vote and Jackson #536401

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 01, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(NYC) Importance to Democrat cands. of NYC's Jewish vote explained. [Gary HART - claims Israel is of special interest to US.] Polls mentioned indicating Jewish vote split between Hart and Walter Mondale; Mayor Edward Koch, supporting Mondale, noted refusing to vote if Jesse Jackson is nominated. [KOCH - accuses Jackson of embracing murderer.] Jackson's 1979 meeting with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat recalled; photograph shown. [JACKSON - accuses photograph of him and Arafat has been misused.] Photo of Jackson with Jerusalem Jews at Wailing Wall, taken during same Mideast trip, shown. Jackson's position on Israel and Palestinian homeland question, Israel's relations with South Africa, relocation of United States embassy to Israel listed on screen. [JACKSON - claims embassy move would jeopardize lives of Israelis.] Arab-American lobby's criticism of strength of Jewish vote in United States pols. outlined. [National Association of Arab Americans spokesperson Robert JOSEPH - accuses cands. of "groveling" for Jewish vote.] [Anti-Defamation League spokesperson Nathan PERLMUTTER - believes Jews have interest in Mideast stability.] Jimmy Carter's campaign pledge to relocate United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and his failure to do so recalled.

Bode, Ken;
Palmer, John

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