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Mideast Developments / Peace Treaty #255231

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 25, 1978
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(Studio) Conditional approval of draft peace treaty by Egypt and Israel reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) Lengthy Israeli cabinet debate of treaty noted. [Prime Min. Menahem BEGIN - announces cabinet approval of draft peace treaty.] Amendments to treaty to be taken to negotiations by foreign minister Moshe Dayan and defense minister Ezer Weizman explained. [DAYAN - says proposed changes are important.] [WEIZMAN - believes negotiations can be completed in 2-3 weeks] Next steps in negotiation process outlined.

(Studio) Importance of Jordan King Hussein's involvement in negotiations to overall Mideast peace stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Hussein statements with regard to Palestinian negotiations with Israel examined; possibility of Hussein involvement in peace talks stated; Saudi Arabia decisions with regard to Egypt-Israel peace treaty, economic aid to Egypt noted; upcoming meeting between Saudi Arabia King Khalid and President Carter reported.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Simon, Bob

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