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Mideast Developments #259633

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 19, 1978
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(Studio) Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's upcoming flight to Jordan and Saudi Arabia in attempt to get support for Egyptian-Israeli peace proposals noted. Word that both govts. have criticized Camp David outcome, given to Vance as he boarded plane at Andrews AFB, reported Some details of Jordan and Saudi statements given, include Saudi praise of President Carter's efforts. Vance's plans to also go to Syria, which has denounced accords, stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Amman, Jordan) Outcome of King Hussein's cabinet meeting noted; statement quoted, include comment on Jerusalem.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Studio) Press Secretary Jody Powell's response to Jordanian statement reported Reaction of group of ntlist. Jews to agreements by establishing unauthorized west bank settlement noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Gaza Strip) Israeli government decision to evict ntlist. group from unauthorized settlement on west bank, created in defiance of Camp David agreements, noted. Other details of fervently religious Jews' reactions and government response given. Preparations by Israeli military in occupied areas for Arab reactions inspired by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported; PLO's rejection of agreement provision for autonomy for Arabs in west bank and Gaza Strip stated. Disagreement with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) position by some Arabs reported [Gaza busman. Mansour SHAWWA - cites past rejections of other plans or resolutions. Thinks opportunity should be taken now, despite some dissatisfaction with Camp David agreements.] [Gaza resident Dr. Hatem Aba GHAZALEH - sees agreements as totally unfair in many ways, but they are better than nothing.]
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Israeli Knesset's upcoming vote on President Sadat's demand that Jewish settlements in Sinai be dismantled noted. Straw vote poll of some Knesset mbrs., taken by Israel's armed forces radio, detailed. Associated Press report on insider's estimate of vote stated. Egyptian government's expression of support for President Sadat, minus that of just-resigned foreign minister, described.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Egyptian defense minister Mohammed Abdel Ghany Gamasy's explanation to group of government leaders about disengagement areas noted. Prime Min. Mamdouh Salem's endorsement of accords, downplaying of foreign min Mohammed Ibrahim Kamel's resignation and remarks about Arab ntns. rejecting agreements stated. [SALEM - says those cntrys. weren't close to problem and didn't sacrifice anything. Says Egypt's policy is done regardless of minute changes.] Indications in Egypt that Kamel's resignation was due to personality rather than deep policy differences reported.

(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's 1st public reaction to agreements, stated at rally in Lebanon, reported; his comments on President Carter's role at summit given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Damour, Lebanon) Arafat's speech at graduate ceremonies for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) guerrilla trainees at Damour, Lebanon, noted. His comments about President Carter, Israel and Sadat quoted; remarks about Sinai and Jerusalem mentioned. PLO's claim to be sole legitimate representative of Palestinians stated; effective exclusion of organization from Mideast peace talks reported.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Lee, Mike;
Tunnell, Doug;
Walker, Hal

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