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Mideast Developments / Arms Sale / Israel's Anniversary #258180

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 07, 1978
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(Studio) Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin's attempts to rally support for Israel and opposition to Carter administration's proposed plane sales to Arabs reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Begin's United States tour as part of celebration of Israel's 30th anniversary mentioned. Film of his appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" shown. [BEGIN - states concerns about proposed United States war plane sales to Saudi Arabia.] Prime Min.'s response to question about President Carter's insistence that sales to Egypt and Saudi Arabia be incld. with those to Israel quoted. Senator Frank Church's appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" noted; his comments about Senate Foreign Relations Committee mood on arms sale stated. Film shown. [CHURCH - feels there should be compromise in national interest to avoid showdown vote; says this depends on administration's flexibility.] Senator maj. leader Robert Byrd's report that he has floor votes to support package and apparent similar belief by White House noted.
REPORTER: George Herman

(Studio) Report on international salutes to Israel's 30th anniversary. Parades in Paris, London, Philadelphia, Dallas and New York City noted. Films shown; Begin's attendance at New York City parade reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(NYC) Details given of parade down NYC's Fifth Ave., watched for while by Begin and wife. Other parts of celebration in Central Park described. Begin's speech at another gathering reported [BEGIN - says terms of peace won't be dictated to Israel, but negotiated with Israel.] Begin's return to Israel tonight mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Arab parades in New York City today noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(NYC) Details given of demonstration by Arab and Palestinian supporters in NYC. [PLO United Nations representative Zehdi TERZI - states that protest is against US subsidizing Israel.] Police involvement described; Jewish Defense League mbrs.' presence at Arabs' demonstration noted, include brief clash between 2 groups along Park Avenue
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) statement of commemoration of Israel's 30th anniversary reported; rocket attack on Jerusalem on Saturday night detailed.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Herman, George;
Kilpatrick, Jim;
Wagner, Richard

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