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Mideast Developments #257068

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 26, 1978
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(Studio) President Sadat's comments on Israeli-Egyptian peace efforts, made to visiting Americans, stated. Israeli cabinet's unanimous vote of support for Prime Min. Begin's policies reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Jerusalem, Israel) Cabinet's action noted as taken in wake of United States pressure to change policy. [Cabinet spokesperson Aryeh NAOR - reads statement from cabinet.] Begin's plans to write letter to Sadat and to speak to parliament later in week outlined. Reaction in Likud party to defense minister Weizman's proposal for creation of national peace government detailed. Update on situation in south Lebanon given. Easter services held by Christian Lebanese noted.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) Report on Swedish United Nations troops being caught in crossfire between Palestinians and Lebanese Christians [sic] at bridge over Litani River Pol. cartoons' portrayal of Lebanon's situation cited.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Beirut, Lebanon) Pol. cartoons shown; description of Lebanon's situation as portrayed by cartoonists given. Work of political cartoonist Mahmoud Kahil noted; he is Beirut's foremost political cartoonist. [KAHIL - says Arabs don't have war in own cntrys. or declare war on Israel, but instead carry on war in Lebanon. Cites views on Begin.] Kahil's attitude toward Palestinian guerrilla raid on Israeli bus and toward plight of Palestinians described.

Bowen, Jerry;
Dean, Morton;
Lee, Mike

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