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Mideast / Cairo Conference / Anti-Sadat Movement / Israel #249657

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 28, 1977
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(Studio) Divisions among hardline Arabs as to who will lead anti-Sadat movement and proposed confs. of group in Tripoli, Libya, and Baghdad, Iraq, outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Damascus, Syria) Syria President Assad's 1st public remarks since Sadat visit to Israel come after meeting with French Premier Raymond Barre; comments detailed. Assad's plans to go to Libya conference noted.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Israel's acceptance of invitation to Cairo conference noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) Prime Min. Begin's comments to parliament quoted; dir. general of prime minister's office, Dr. Eliahu Ben-Elissar, and foreign minister legal adviser, Dr. Meir Rosenne, designated to represent Israel at Cairo conference Begin's indication that foreign minister Dayan could go if needed explained, and his call for Syria's Assad and representatives from Jordan and Lebanon to begin negotiations with Israel cited. [Opposition leader Shimon PERES - cites stand on conditions for peace; thinks this is great occasion for Mideast.] Reporter notes only votes against representatives at Cairo came from Communist party

(Studio) Developments caused by Sadat's recent actions described.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Sadat's intentions with regard to negotiations if only Egypt and Israel show up in Cairo, in addition to United States and USSR co-sponsors stated. [SADAT - talks about being sole Arab negotiator for comprehensive peace plan, if no other Arab representatives are at Cairo conf.] Moshe Dayan's statement that Sadat retained military option after Israeli trip cited. [SADAT - responds to question with regard to feelings on Dayan's comments.] Sadat's refusal to now exclude separate peace with Israel noted.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Clarification of point with regard to Sadat trip to Israel in Sheahan interview reported Interview shown. [SADAT - says he didn't kiss Golda Meir on leaving Israel; describes circumstances leading reporters to think so; says he wouldn't be ashamed if it had happened.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John;
Simon, Bob

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