NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 26, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(DC: John Cochran) United States reported barring PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat from entering US to speak at UN; statement from Secretary of State George Shultz linking Arafat and PLO to terrorism outlined on screen. Supporters of Israel reported urging Shultz not to give Arafat a visa. [Ex-sen. Arab-American James ABOUREZK - says Shultz has allowed Israeli lobby to dictate United States policy.] Explanation from Shultz that terrorist Abu Abbas, convicted of murdering Leon Klinghoffer, attended PLO conference where Palestine National Council (PNC) adopted a seemingly more moderate policy towards Israel detailed. Opposition of national security advisor Colin Powell to State Department decision to bar Arafat noted. President Reagan's position mentioned.