NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 06, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Controversy over Israel's airlift of Ethiopian Jews from famine-stricken regions examined; films shown. Operation mentioned temporarily suspended. [Jewish agency spokesperson Zvi EYAL - is uncertain about airlift's resumption.] Criticism of both media and Israeli officials for disclosing operation to press by some Ethiopian Jews mentioned. [Jewish agency spokesperson David LEVINE - now feels publicity will help.] Econs. involved and United States role in financing operation outlined. [Rabbi Arnold BELZER - notes contribution by New Jersey congregation.] [Rabbi Haskel LOOKSTEIN - notes Jews were unable to rescue Holocaust victims from Europe 30 years ago.]
REPORTER: Bob Kur