A dispute has erupted among black leaders in the United States over Black-Jewish relations. Black?
CU Former U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Andrew Young speaking in English/
YOUNG: "I think that it's not been noted that there's not been a single black leader that has not called for support for the state of Israel. In fact, the black leaders who entered the peace process, it was probably the first time that anybody challenged the PLO to renounce violence. I think that's quite helpful. I don't think they could succeed, I don't know that they intended to succeed. But they did make a very strong point - that violence was counter-productive. They also asked that Israel stop bombing Lebanon. Our State Department has asked that."
Background: A dispute has erupted among black leaders in the United States over Black-Jewish relations. Black American Civil Rights leader Bayard Rustin, who has compared the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) with the Ku Klux Klan, arrived in Israeli on Sunday (14 October), less than three weeks after other black activists led by the Reverend Jesse Jackson visited the Middle East and met with P.L.O. chief Yasser Arafat. There has been criticism by some black American leaders of the meeting with the P.L.O. But in Washington, former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young said he disagreed with the criticism.
SYNOPSIS: The latest delegation to visit the area met with Arab trade union leaders from East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Tuesday (16 October). They made it clear they were not connected with Mr Jackson's group.