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Mideast / United States Visits By Sadat and Dayan / Israeli Public Attitude #256689

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 06, 1978
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(Studio) President Sadat's apparent dissatisfaction with wkend. meeting with President Carter and statement today that he's made all concessions he's willing to make and that it's now Israel's turn reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Report on Sadat's address to National Press Club. [SADAT - says Israeli position hardens and this is impediment to peace. Calls Prime Min. Begin's position with regard to keeping settlements in occupied land and defending them a mistake.] Egyptian president's request for American arms and comment on USSR arms sales noted. [SADAT - won't use arms against Israel because of promise to seek peace. Has told President Carter this. Says if own peace efforts don't work, someone else must do it.] Sadat's mtgs. with Defense Secretary Harold Brown and American Jewish leaders described. Admin. sources' report on decision to provide some arms to Egypt outlined. Israeli officials' reaction to Sadat's positions and continued United States view that peace agreement can be forthcoming noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Lack of Israeli government response to Sadat's statements reported Israeli foreign minister Moshe Dayan's arrival in United States on Tuesday noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Preview of Dayan's trip and what statements can be expected from him to American policymakers; visit noted as being called United Jewish Appeal mission. Dayan's expected arguments with regard to Israeli settlements, Egyptians sovereignty in Sinai, Palestinian self-rule on west bank and Israeli national support for Begin's policies cited. Poll results re: public support in Israel for Begin and with regard to issues of peace talks noted. Begin's attitude on peace efforts at present and apparent confidence that his government is strongest country has had since David Ben-Gurion cited. Jordan's King Hussein mentioned in report

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Simon, Bob

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