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Mideast Peace Developments #262625

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 19, 1979
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(Studio) Possibility of Washington, DC signing of Egypt-Israel peace treaty next week noted. Mtgs. in Washington, DC between defense secretary Harold Brown and Egyptian and Israeli defense mins. reported; Ezer Weizman quoted with regard to United States military aid to Israel in Sinai withdrawal.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Results of Brown-Weizman meeting detailed; pts. shown on screen; film shown. Israel-Egypt agreement with regard to Israeli withdrawal from El Arish and Sinai oil fields detailed. Mtg. between Brown and Egyptian defense minister General Kamal Hassan Ali outlined; film shown. Brown quoted with regard to defense relationship with Egypt.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Israeli cabinet acceptance of treaty proposals of army's implementation of Sinai withdrawal plans reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) Details of Sinai withdrawal given; establishment of Egyptian-Israeli military commission with regard to withdrawal noted. Results of Israeli cabinet decision with regard to treaty stated. Film shown. Menahem Begin's response to cabinet demands with regard to west bank and Gaza autonomy detailed. Upcoming Knesset debate noted.

(Studio) Israeli delegation, headed by Prime Min. Menahem Begin, said to leave Friday for Washington, DC with regard to treaty signing. General strike in Israel, protesting food price increases reported; film shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike;
Simon, Bob

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