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Mideast / Sadat Israeli Visit #249455

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 15, 1977
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(Studio) Further moves to bring about Egypt President Sadat's visit to Israel noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) Parliamentary process in approving Israeli invitation to Sadat detailed, along with meeting between United States ambassador Sam. Lewis and Prime Min. Begin, with regard to United States transmission of invitation to Cairo. Reaction of Israeli public and warnings of Egyptian preparations for new war next yr. by Israeli chief of staff noted. [BEGIN - presents letter of invitation to Lewis. Describes plans for greeting Sadat and driving with him to Jerusalem for his speech to the Knesset.]

(Studio) Begin's letter rptdly. received in Cairo some hrs. later and presented to Sadat by United States ambassadorHermann Eilts; statement from Begin that similar invitations for later visits have been sent to leaders of Syria, Jordan and Lebanon noted. Speculation with regard to date for Sadat visit and Begin's plan to go ahead with visit to Britain cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Report on State Department reaction to Mideast dvts.; department's reported pleasure at sending invitation and continued belief in need for Geneva conf. detailed. [Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - speaks of necessity for Geneva conf.] Contd. Egypt-Israel disagreement with regard to occupied lands and Palestinian state cited.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard;
Simon, Bob

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