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Mideast / Begin-Sadat Meeting / Israeli Peace Plan #249955

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 19, 1977
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(Studio) Schedule for 2nd meeting between Prime Min. Begin and President Sadat in Ismailia, Egypt, noted. Growing views that Sadat isn't pleased with Begin's peace plan, as presented to President Carter over wkend., reported; point of contention concerns Israeli withdrawal from occupied lands.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Overshadowing of Cairo conference by other dvts. noted. Details of Begin-Sadat meeting at Sadat's retreat on Suez Canal on Christmas Day given. Sadat's desires with regard to Israeli peace plan, in order to put him back on good footing with Saudi Arabia and hard-line Arabs, listed; is reported Egyptian President knows Begin has more to offer than he's announced, but isn't sure if it's enough. Items mentioned include west bank and Gaza Strip occupation, Palestinian homeland, comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace and issue of control of eastern Jerusalem. Reconvening of Cairo conference after wkend. recess noted.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Reaction of Arab world to Begin peace plan details that have been released reported; statements from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and PLO quoted. Attempted bombing of Egyptian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, and police discovery of it prior to explosion noted. Begin's activities in NYC, before departure, listed, include meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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