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(Studio) United Nations reported beginning debate on need for Arab-sponsored resolution re: Palestinian issue after unsuccessful efforts of United States to postpone debate; opposition to resolution by Israel and United States commitment to veto it noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(NYC) Session, under leadership of Andrew Young, said opening with plea from Egyptian amb not to threaten CamP David accords. [Esmat MEGUID - explains Egyptian position with regard to Palestinian issue debate.] [Israeli UN amb. Yehuda BLUM - speaks on PLO's terrorism.] [PLO United Nations observer Zehdi TERZI - criticizes opponents of Andrew Young.] Last minute appeals rptdly. being made to Yasir Arafat in Beirut not to press for dramatic vote, scheduled for tomorrow; details given. Benefits to Arafat should he accept debate and not press for vote outlined.
REPORTER: John Scali
(Studio) Special Assignment series on Palestinians said continuing tomorrow night. Dr. Nahum Goldmann, former president of World Jewish Congress, reported indicating he would meet with Arafat; Goldman's other mtgs. with PLO representatives mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
- Reynolds, Frank;
- Scali, John
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