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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 13, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Kur) New York state appeals panel reported lifting unprecedented ban against book "By Way of Deception", written by former Israeli Mossad intelligence agency member Victor Ostrovsky; details given of Israeli government's request to ban book because of dangerous disclosures. [OSTROVSKY - comments on motivations.] Threats to US- Israel relations noted including book's claim that Mossad knew in advance of October 1983 terrorist bombing of Lebanon Marine base and that Israeli agents operate in United States with illegal Canadian passports. Famous prior restraint Pentagon papers case recalled. [Pentagon papers lawyer Floyd ABRAMS - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview presented with author; Canadian court noted blocking book's publication. [From Toronto, OSTROVSKY - discusses experiences in writing book; comments on human rights double standard in Middle East; discusses need for Mossad.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob

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