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Mideast / Begin and British Visit / Sadat and Canal Visit / Tripoli Meeting #249982

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 02, 1977
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(Studio) Report on Israeli Prime Min. Begin's visit to Britain. Egyptian President Sadat's visit to Israel noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Details of expectations for Begin's visit to Britain and his greeting at Heathrow Airport by foreign secretary David Owen noted. Personal nature of British trip for Begin, once most wanted man in Palestine then ruled by British, described. Photos and films shown. Activities of Begin's terrorist group in efforts to get British out of country detailed, include bombing of King David Hotel in Jerusalem, then British government building Today, Begin is flown from airport in Queen Elizabeth's personal copter. Differences between British and Israeli concepts of Mideast settlement noted.

(Studio) Sadat's visit to town along Suez Canal reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Serabeum, Egypt) Sadat's visit to Serabeum for town's inauguration and importance of town's being established along Suez Canal where so much fighting has taken place detailed. Comments of sheik of local mosque to Sadat with regard to similar situation faced by prophet, Mohammed, cited. Presence of 1st Israeli reporter accredited by Egyptians also noted. [Reporter Tamar GOLAN - feels strange and good to have doors open for her.]
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Report on meeting of Arab hard-liners in Tripoli, Libya, with regard to decisions on own action as result of Sadat's Israeli visit. Differences among those attending from Iraq, Libya, PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Syria described. Film shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert;
Simon, Bob

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