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Mideast Developments #259706

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 25, 1978
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(Studio) Prime Min. Menahem Begin's advocacy of peace with Egypt at expense of Sinai settlements in address to Knesset reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) Heckling of Begin at beginning of speech by Knesset member Geula Cohen detailed. Begin's remarks quoted, along with those of opposition Labor party leader Shimon Peres. Peres' claim that Camp David agreements pave way for independent Palestinian state on west bank reported Demonstrations in streets of Jerusalem by settlers from Sinai, west bank and Golan Heights against agreements noted. Later demonstrations outside Begin's home mentioned. Expected Knesset approval of agreements and further controversy within Israel over them stated.

(Studio) Begin's report to parliament that he stands by position on moratorium on west bank settlements during peace negotiations noted. Differing view of some Carter administration officials stated. No. of Israeli settlers in Sinai reported and their unwillingness to remain there without Israeli protection mentioned. Yamit said to be largest settlement there.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Sinai Desert) Report on attitude of settlers in Sinai settlement of Yamit about Israel's price for peace in returning Sinai to Egypt. [Sarah FEIFEL - says there was nothing here when they came and Jews turned it into Garden of Eden. Claims Arabs here want them to stay and asks why Sadat didn't offer to make Yamit city of peace.] Nearby Bedouin statements that they want to live in Jews' hses. when settlement abandoned reported Construction of more hses. and beginning of new settlement in area by Russian immigrants noted as occurring as Begin made speech to Knesset.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Simon, Bob

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