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Sadat Visit To Israel / Syria Meeting #249472

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 16, 1977
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(Studio) Reason why Anwar Sadat has not answered Menahem Begin's invitation to Israel speculated as pending visit by Sadat to Syria. Israel visit thought to be subject of Sadat conference with Hafez al-Assad.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Damas, Syria) Sadat's arrival in Damascus filmed. Syrian capital said silent with regard to Sadat's visit to Israel. Govt. press control said to have silenced reports on visit. Differences between Assad and Sadat cited. Geneva peace talks considered. USSR said to have rearmed Syrian army, so army stronger than in 1973 war. This not supposed to be case with Egyptians.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Jimmy Carter role in Mideast matters specified. [CARTER - in DC interview, describes his role.] CBS reporter Ed Bradley said told of Carter role. Sadat telegram to left-wing symposium in Tel Aviv quoted re: Palestinian question. Israel preparations for Sadat visit reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) United States congress delegation arrival in Israel described, filmed. [Representative James WRIGHT - is assured of Sadat's seriousness.] [Menahem BEGIN - speaks of visit.] Israeli flag maker said busy making Egyptian flags. Hotel arrangements discussed. Moshe Dayan quoted with regard to Sadat trip and Geneva peace talks. Ceremony on anniversary of David Ben-Gurion's death noted, filmed.

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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