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PLO Says Jackson is Their Supporter

April 27, 1984
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The Palestine Liberation Organization claims Rev. Jesse Jackson as its supporter. Dr. Riyad Mansour, Deputy Observer for the PLO at the United Nations, referred to the Democratic Presidential hopeful as “that great candidate,” stating that “that candidate supports the PLO.”

Mansour was speaking at a “teach-in” on Palestinian rights hosted by the Harvard Law School Third World Coalition and the Black Law Students Association. The discussion centered on the premise that there is growing support for the PLO in the United States. Mansour maintained that evidence of this was to be found in Jackson’s successes in the Democratic primaries. Actually, he has been running a very poor third to former Vice President Walter Mondale and Colorado Sen. Gary Hart.

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