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Mideast / Begin in Washington, DC #249860

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 13, 1977
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Walter Cronkite (New York City)

(Studio) Report on Prime Min. Begin's planned trip to Washington, DC to meet with president Carter on Friday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details with regard to Begin's trip to United States and reasons for it, according to both official and unofficial sources in Israel, given. Reports of progress in Israeli-Egyptian talks prior to Cairo conference and Begin's possible proposal with regard to west bank and Palestinian issue, to be discussed with Carter, outlined. Egyptian president Sadat's approval of Begin's United States trip, arranged through Secretary of State Vance, and fact that Jordan's King Hussein also notified of it cited.

(Studio) White House comments quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Reports of informed State Department sources noted with regard to Begin's bringing with him draft peace treaty to discuss with Carter, treaty that could 1st be presented to Egypt and then to other Arab ntns. Accompanying Begin to United States will be chief Israeli legal adviser General Anron Barak.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Future items on Mideast upcoming.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Simon, Bob

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