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Mideast Developments #258457

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's first public statement about Israeli noncommittal decision on future of west bank and Gaza Strip, when he praises Egypt's continued work for peace, reported Israeli supporter Senator Jacob Javits' criticism of that government noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given of Javits' comments, on both Egyptian and Israeli positions, but mostly on latest developments in Israel and in Israeli-US relations [JAVITS - feels that at this point in affairs, Israel should have given more definite statement on future of west bank and Gaza than was given. Was disappointed.] Senator's remarks about President Sadat quoted. [JAVITS - says Egypt has made no moves since Sadat's peace initiative.] President Carter's meeting with president of Egyptian parliament, Sayed Marei, noted. [CARTER - commends Sadat's recent statements.] United States pressure for west bank and Gaza and reasons for this reported.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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