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Mideast Developments #257671

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 05, 1978
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(Studio) Assistant Secretary of State Alfred Atherton's comments on resumption of Mideast peace talks and decisions facing Israel,made in speech in Atlanta, quoted. President Sadat's endorsement of United States compromise proposals, in Cairo, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Sadat's apparent willingness to let peace talks remain halted until Israel agrees to west bank and Gaza being Palestinian homeland stated. [SADAT - has met with Israeli defense minister Weizman, who may come again. Will welcome Weizman when there are new ideas to discuss. Has told Weizman that Prime Min. Begin should be more flexible.] Egyptian President's rejection of more contact between Egyptians and Israelis at least until Israel accepts President Carter's proposal for Palestinians to have part in deciding own future; Carter formula outlined.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Associated Press report that Sadat has tentatively accepted invitation to address annual meeting in Atlanta on May 1 noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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