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Mideast Developments / Peace Talks #262319

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1979
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(Studio) Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin's upcoming trip to Washington, DC for talks with President Carter with regard to Mideast peace negotiations noted. Begin's earlier rejection of White House invitation to another Camp David summit with Egyptian Prime Min. Mustafa Khalil, instead of President Anwar Sadat, reported President Carter's news conference remarks stated. Film shown. [CARTER - comments on need to continue peace efforts. Has spoken with Begin and Sadat, resulting in Begin's acceptance of invitation to come to United States Thursday for discussions with self. Will consider asking Khalil or Sadat to join further discussions.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details given about Israeli cabinet vote against Begin's joining summit conference with Khalil; foreign minister Moshe Dayan and defense min. Ezer Weizman noted to be only 2 mins. not opposing summit. [BEGIN - comments on cabinet decision.] View of Israeli officials about present situation and dealings with Carter administration reported.

(Studio) President Carter's news conference statements of disagreement with Begin re: lack of progress at foreign mins. meeting and new United States treaty proposals given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Report on surprised reaction of United States officials to Begin refusal of summit invitation. Details of United States treaty proposal with regard to remaining issues of Palestinian autonomy and Egypt's treaties with other Arab ntns., as well as others, given.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Simon, Bob

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