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Mideast Peace Talks #255169

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 20, 1978
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(Studio) United States presentation of new draft of peace treaty to Egypt and Israel reported Israeli delegation said returning to Jerusalem.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Significance of Moshe Dayan's return to Israel assessed. Palestinian problem on west bank and Gaza Strip noted. Egypt's desire to buy favor in Arab world through linkage of this problem to negotiations considered. Israeli reaction noted. Timing of full diplomatic relations, said another consideration. [DAYAN - notes desire of Israeli cabinet for report] Expectation of initialed peace treaty by late next week noted. Palestinian problem said big factor in negotiations.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Criticism of Moshe Dayan and Ezer Weizman by Israeli cabinet reported Haste said chgd. Film of cabinet shown. Israeli fears that Egypt changes Camp David ground rules noted. Dayan television speech in Israel reported Dayan suggestion that Carter, Begin and Sadat join negotiations noted. Harold Saunders, assistant secretary state, arrival in Israel from Jordan filmed. Effect on negotiations noted. E. Jerusalem issue said inflamed by Saunders. Rally by Palestinians in Gaza, denouncing Camp David accords, reported, filmed.

(Studio) White House reaction to negotiations noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House said not considering present state of negotiations as crisis.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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