Arab Terminology Questioned

Is the PLO really the PLO or should it have another title when mentioned on Israel radio? Members of the Knesset will take their time discussing this issue, following a motion to the agenda submitted by Likud Knesseter Menahem Yadid. Yadid complained that Israel-Arabic radio programs used such terms as the “Palestine Liberation Organization” and “conquered” or “plundered” territories. He said he thought such terms served Arab propaganda.

But Education Minister Aharon Yadlin, who is in charge of implementing the Broadcasting Authority Law, answered that these terms were used only in direct quotes of Arab spokesmen. This, he said, was done to maintain the station’s credibility. However, he agreed that the issues be discussed by a Knesset committee.

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