NEW YORK (Sep. 11)
The American Jewish Congress today hailed a Carter Administration decision barring the entry into the United States under the Immigration and Naturalization laws of any representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization or other groups advocating the assassination of officials of any government.
The State Department’s announcement today “makes it clear that PLO officials and spokesmen from abroad will not be welcome in the U.S.,” Phil Baum, associate director of the AJCongress said. “We can only regret that this view was not adopted in time to exclude from our shores PLO representatives who managed to gain entry to America, contrary to our national interests. In and event, it is now established, however belatedly, that our government regards the PLO and all of its representatives and all of its agencies as exponents of terrorism and is finally saying to them in unambiguous terms: stay out.”