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Mideast Developments / Israel / West Bank Settlements #255246

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 26, 1978
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(Studio) Israel announcement of west bank settlements expansion plans reported; President Carter angry message to Prime Min. Menahem Begin noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Begin statement with regard to Israel's right to settle west bank and Gaza reported; construction activities at west bank settlement described; foreign minister Moshe Dayan statements with regard to settlements noted; Begin's displeasure with United States assistant State Secretary Harold Saunders statements last wk. with regard to Arab right to west bank and eastern Jerusalem stated.

(DC) State Department comments with regard to decisions reached on west bank settlements at Camp David summit, possibility of Israeli announcement affecting peace treaty negotiations reported [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - says State Department disturbed by Israeli decision with regard to west bank settlements.] [DAYAN - says Israel cabinet believes west bank settlements to remain permanently.] Scheduled meeting between Dayan and State Secretary Cyrus Vance noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Cairo, Egypt) Egypt's belief that Israeli announcement contrary to Camp David spirit stated; statement by Egypt Prime Min. Mustafa Khalil re: Israeli plan detailed; possibility that Israeli announcement intended for use in bargaining during negotiations noted.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton

(Studio) President Carter's hope for peace treaty signing before Christmas stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Sefton, Doug;
Simon, Bob

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