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Mideast / Sadat Israeli Visit #249510

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 18, 1977
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(S)Report that Israeli preparations for Egyptian President Sadat's visit overshadowed by protests from Arab world noted; disturbances in Beirut and Athans and statements from govts. of Syria and Saudi Arabia in Damascus and Riyadh cited.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Cairo, Egypt) Significance and risks of Sadat visit to Israel detailed. Warmth of reception for Egyptian advance men in Israel reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) Report on Israeli preparations for Sadat visit, include those at King David Hotel in Jerusalem. Greeting received by advance team at Ben Gurion Airport described. Plans for Sadat to worship at Islam's holy shrine, Al Aksa mosque, and visits to Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Yad Vashem, memorial to Jews killed in holocaust, latter with Prime Min. Begin, noted. Israel's 1948 war for independence mentioned. Expected remarks by Sadat, with regard to occupied lands and Palestinian state on west bank, and Begin's reply, both to be given in Knesset, outlined.

(Egypt) Report on mood in Egypt.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Reporter notes worship and prayers by both Muslims and Cairo's small Jewish community on eve of Sadat trip. Sadat's treatment of Egyptian Jews described. [Egyptian Jewish elder Jack JAFFE - says visit will help Jews in Cairo and will help peace.] [Ibrahim SASSON - is glad about visit and hopes all Jews here are.] Story of Abraham, Isaac and Ishmael, found in both Bible and Koran, and Jews' and Muslims' beliefs re: descent from the 2 brothers cited. Prospects for future in Egypt and for Sadat in event of either success or failure of trip, outlined.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Egypt) Reaction from elsewhere in Arab world, especially from Libya, detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Damascus, Syria) Report on opposition of Syria and President Assad to Sadat's trip. Bombing of Egyptian embassy in Damascus noted. Syrian position in opinion of Arab world and its continued ties with USSR detailed.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Egypt) Similarities in backgrounds of Sadat and Begin listed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Sheahan, John;
Simon, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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