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Mideast / Israeli-Egyptian Talks / Shah's Visit To Egypt #254543

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 10, 1978
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(Studio) Preparations for Jerusalem conference on Mideast between Israeli and Egyptian representatives noted. Controversy over Israeli settlements in Sinai and possible compromise cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Reports in Cairo, Jerusalem and Washington, DC with regard to Egyptian-Israeli negotiations for exchange of territory agreement involving Negev Desert region and Israeli settlements in Sinai. [Prime Min. BEGIN - denies such negotiations. Also denies recing. demand from Egyptians for compensation for oil used from area during occupation.] Parliamentary approval of Begin's settlement plan with regard to west bank noted. Arrival of Egyptian advance party at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport and their immediate departure for Jerusalem to prepare for upcoming conference reported Mood in Israel now contrasted to that during Sadat's visit.
REPORTER: Bruno Wassertheil

(Studio) Report on meeting between defense mins. of Israel and Egypt in Cairo and Egypt's request that meeting be put forward.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Aswan, Egypt) Contd. controversy over Israeli settlements in Sinai noted and Sadat's comments to members of British Parliament given. [SADAT - recognizes need for Israel to be secure, but not at expense of others' land.] Ending of visit of Shah of Iran to Sadat and his endorsement of Egyptian peace initiative noted. [SHAH - thinks next move up to Israel.] Shah's pledges to support Sadat during visit to Saudi Arabia and in world diplomatic campaign noted. Sadat's need for concrete developments in negotiations, in order to sell it to other Arabs, cited.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Sadat's arrangement of private meeting at Aswan with Israeli defense minister Weizman during Cairo talks noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John;
Wassertheil, Bruno

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