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Mideast Peace Developments #262709

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 22, 1979
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(Studio) Israeli Knesset approval of treaty with Egypt and Washington, DC treaty signing next Monday reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) For. minister Moshe Dayan's departure for Washington, DC after Knesset approval of treaty noted; film shown [DAYAN - questions United States involvement in treaty implementation.] Jerusalem said seeking written agreement from United States with regard to American plan of action in event treaty breaks down; pts. of consideration outlined, shown on screen. Defense minister Ezer Weizman's departure for Washington, DC tomorrow for negotiations with regard to Israeli withdrawal from Sinai oil fields reported Treaty signings in Cairo and Jerusalem said undecided.

(Studio) Israeli army reported put on state of alert in anticipation of incr Arab guerrilla hostilities. President Anwar Sadat's reaction to Knesset approval noted. [SADAT - comments.] Egypt said to have begun discussions with Palestinian groups. Menahem Begin reported to have promised more west bank settlements after treaty signing. White House preparations for signing cited; film shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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