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Mideast / Israeli Settlements and Poison Oranges / Sadat-Carter Meeting #256299

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 01, 1978
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(Studio) Recess in Cairo military talks between Egypt and Israel and conflict over Israeli settlements in Sinai and on west bank reported Details given of new mil. outposts on west bank, include statements from foreign minister Moshe Dayan and from Israeli ntlist. group. United States maintainence that Israel has made promise to contrary and President Sadat's upcoming meeting with President Carter at Camp David noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Official United States position that President Carter's statements with regard to Israeli promise against further settlements during negotiations stands, and private statements of officials on situation given. Expectations re: Sadat's visit to United States described, include request for United States pressure on Israel with regard to Palestinians and settlements.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Report on radical Arab group's claim of responsibility for poisoning of Israeli oranges, which are exported to Europe but not to United States. Amt. of income to Israel from industry noted. Poisoning cases found in Netherlands and West Germany cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(The Netherlands) Is noted that 1st indications of new form of terrorism were found in illnesses of school children in Netherlands; poisoning method explained. Group claiming responsibility is Arab Revolutionary Army Palestinian Command; belief with regard to group's responsibility also for murder of United Arab Emirates government official in Abu Dhabi airport in October noted. Section of letter sent to 18 govts. by group quoted. Israeli citrus officials' reaction to situation stated; incrd. inspection of Israeli oranges noted.

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Report on important of export of Jaffa oranges to Israeli econ. and government officials' reaction to poisoning incidents. Demand for oranges in Japan and Europe noted. [Israeli agriculture minister Ariel SHARON - states that poisoning happened abroad, not in Israel.]
REPORTER: Bruno Wassertheil

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Lee, Mike;
Wassertheil, Bruno

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