• Short Summary

    An attempt by a prominent Jewish Civil Rights Organisation -- the Anti-Defamation League of the B'Nai B'Rith -- to prevent the entry of members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) into the United States, was turned down by a Federal Court Judge in New York on Friday (1 November).

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    An attempt by a prominent Jewish Civil Rights Organisation -- the Anti-Defamation League of the B'Nai B'Rith -- to prevent the entry of members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) into the United States, was turned down by a Federal Court Judge in New York on Friday (1 November).

    The PLO members have been invited to present the Palestinian case at the forthcoming United Nations debate on the Middle East. The group, including PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, have been granted restricted visas, valid for 29 days only, by the United States Government. But the Anti-Defamation League wanted to see them denied entry altogether.

    Rejecting the Anti-Defamation League's case, Federal Judge Mark Constantins said: "At times, our responsibility to the United Nations may require us to issue visas to persons who are objectionable to certain segments of our society."
    After the curtroom ruling, Anti-Defamation League lawyer, Lawrance Peres clashed verbally with Dr. M.T. Madi, the representative of an American-Arab Organisation. The clash occurred as Mr. Pores was being interviewed by Television News Incorporated reporter, Andy Macmillan. A transcript follows:
    SYNOPSIS: An attempt by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League to prevent members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation entering the United States was turned down by a Federal Judge in New York on Friday. Reporter Andy Macmillan takes up the story:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA32A8YGTDTD939V4AULT3BJWUO
    Media URN:
    VLVA32A8YGTDTD939V4AULT3BJWUO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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