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NBC Evening News for Friday, May 24, 1991
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(Studio: Jane Pauley) Possible end to Ethiopian civil war as rebels drive towards the capital noted. Report introduced.

(State Department: John Dancy) Israel, with United States assistance, reported airlifting black Jews from Ethiopia; details given of operation; former Minnesota senator Rudy Boschwitz noted having gone to Ethiopia as President Bush's emissary to plead for Jews' freedom; charges that Israel traded arms for prior release of Ethiopian Jews mentioned. Bush noted convincing new government to allow airlift after Ethiopian President Mengistu Haile Mariam fled country. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER, BOSCHWITZ, former ambassador to Ethiopia Arthur HUBBLE, American Association of Ethiopian Jews Dr. William RECANT - comment.]

Dancy, John;
Pauley, Jane

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