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Mideast / Cairo Conference / Vance #249862

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 13, 1977
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(Studio) preliminaries of Cairo conference begin between Egyptian and Israeli officials after arrival of latter.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Giza, Egypt) Report on arrival of Israeli delegation for conference to be held near pyramids at Giza. [Israeli delegation leader Eliahu BEN-ELISSAR - says it's wonderful to be in Cairo.] [US assistant secretary state Alfred ATHERTON - finds Cairo conference hopeful to lead to meeting of all concerned ptys.] Details with regard to 1st talks given.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Begin's trip overshadowing Cairo conference noted. Questions to reporters in Cairo and Tel Aviv, with regard to goals each side at conference wants, listed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Egypt's desire for Israeli concessions with regard to palestinian homeland, in order to restore Sadat's leadership iT' Arab world, noted. Egyptians' feelings with regard to desires of Israelis given. Egypt's preparations to talk with regard to DMZ (demilitarized zone) in areas now under Israeli occupation, include E. Jerusalem, and Sadat's apparent secret tricks to keep other Arabs and USSR away outlined. Also reported is Egyptian expectation that later Israelis will talk about palestinian rights and homeland.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israel's desire for security noted, along with belief that Egypt wants concessions from Israelis that would make Jordan and Syria join negotiations. projections from Israel, with regard to Sinai, Golan Heights, Palestinian issue and west bank future, cited. Report on extent to which Israelis will work for peace.

(Studio) Questions to 2 reporters and 3rd in Damascus listed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Report on good chances for working agreement between Israel and Egypt. Risks in Cairo conference described, and most to be expected as outcome from Cairo, another conference attracting Syrians and Jordanians and in which Israel would deal with palestinians and PLO, stated.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Report on good chances for working agreement between Egypt and Israel, ultimate risk in Cairo talks of breakdown leading to war and ultimate expectations for conference

(Damascus, Syria) Report on views of Syrians and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) with regard to Sadat and Cairo conf., King Hussein's interest in conf., risks of conference as seen by Syria's president Assad, PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Hussein, as well as their thoughts re: ultimate accomplishments of Cairo conference Assad's remarks with regard to war, made at Tripoli conf., noted.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) Report on Secretary Vance's meeting in Syria with Assad. Film shown. Vance to go to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McNamara, Bob;
Quint, Bert;
Sheahan, John;
Simon, Bob

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