General Sympathy Toward Israel’s Policies Found in U.S. Media

Harry Hurwitz, Premier Menachem Begin’s Advisor on External information, said last Friday at the conclusion of a three-week tour of the United States that he found “general sympathy” toward Israel’s policies among members of the American media. At the same time he said that he found also “confusion about some aspects of Israel’s policies,” due to “misunderstanding and, in some cases, lack of information.”

In a telephone interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Hurwitz said that during his tour, which was devoted to meetings with editors, reporters and other media personalities, he also met and addressed the top leadership of the Jewish communities in each city. He said that before his return to Israel this week he will meet in Washington with Administration officials. He said that while in New York he had “intensive background discussions” with the chief editors of the city’s major publications. (By Yitzhak Rabi)

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