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Israel / Carter-Begin Meeting / West Bank Issue #253218

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 19, 1977
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(Studio) Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin outlines Israel's peace plan to pres. Carter.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Carter speaks of problems in general terms. [CARTER - is encouraged by Begin statements that all points of dispute with Arabs are negotiable.] Begin underscores Israeli feeling that any settlement must guarantee secure borders. [BEGIN - says peace inseparable from national security.] 2 hardline groups picket White House; Jewish students in group tells Begin not to give up Jerusalem, Arab group wants Israel for Palestinians.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) West bank is central issue of settlement. Israel took it from Jordan in 1967 war. Begin's government has indicated some compromise may be possible.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(W. Bank, Israeli-Occupied Territory) Report on religious feelings of Jews and Arabs on west bank, allowances by Israel's Labor government for illegal Jewish settlements like Kadum to spring up here and economy advantages from ea. other to Israel and to west bank and Gaza strip.

(Studio) In gesture apparently timed with Carter-Begin talks, Egypt turns over bodies of 19 Israeli soldiers killed in 1973 war. Return takes place in United Nations buffer zone of Sinai Desert. (Film shown.)
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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