CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 07, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter welcomes Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Rabin to White House today; Rabin precedes visits by Arab leaders and all will discuss prospects of Mid. East peace.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [CARTER - notes Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's trip to Mid. East. Cites quest for prospects for peace that Israel may have defensible borders and security as cntry.] [RABIN - knows aspirations and goals of self and President are same and brings greetings from Jerusalem.] Speculation with regard to Carter use of term "defensible borders," Arab objections to idea, and Press Secretary Jody Powell's explanation of Carter position with regard to Israeli defense noted. Carter campaign statement with regard to restoration of Golan Hgts. to Syria noted; Powell says campaign comments not to be taken as conditions United States wants on peace agreement.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
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