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Mideast / Cairo Conference / Sinai Settlements Issue #254560

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 11, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. Mideast negotiations between Egypt and Israel noted. Israeli defense minister Ezer Weizman's meeting with President Sadat in Aswan, and conference with Egyptian war minister Abdel Gamasy in Cairo, detailed. Film shown. Contd. controversy over Israeli settlements in Sinai and Israeli proposal re: them noted. Report on Israel's continued development of settlements in all occupied territories.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details of building in Golan Heights and Sinai and government statement on it outlined. Growing opposition to Begin's policies on settlements noted; exs. cited include meeting of Jewish settlers and Druse villagers in Golan Heights with regard to opposition to returning area to Syria, settlers' meeting in west bank with regard to opposition to self-rule for fear of creation of Palestinian state and protest outside Prime Min.'s office in Jerusalem. [Likud party member of parliament Moshe SHAMIR - cites opposition to Begin peace plan and reasons.] Govt. sources concerns re: Cairo talks and Egypt's stand noted.

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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