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Mideast Peace Developments / Treaty #262801

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 27, 1979
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(Studio) Lobbying by Anwar Sadat and Prime Min. Menahem Begin on capitol hill with regard to congress support for United States fin commitment as stated in treaty noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Sadat and Begin visits to capitol hill, seeking support for United States aid and loans to respective cntrys., detailed. Films shown. Congress requests for autographs noted. [SADAT - seeks United States pressure on Israel with regard to west bank and Gaza Strip.] [BEGIN - asks United States not to doubt Israeli intentions re: Palestinian Arabs.] [SADAT - comments on price of peace.] [BEGIN - says US has stable ally in Israel.] Senator Frank Church quoted with regard to congress mood
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Begin reported to have told Sadat Israeli plans with regard to actions designed to entice Palestinian support of peace talks, include west bank political activity, release of 23 political detainees, cessation of arrests of political suspects, west bank and Gaza family reunification and the relocation of military headquarters to less populated areas. Letter stating plans said to be sent to President Carter; Palestinian participation in future talks said hopeful. Sadat's economic aid program said to include US, Japan and West Germany.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Begin's departure today and Sadat's tomorrow for respective cntrys. noted. Israeli and Egyptian confusion over date of Begin's Cairo visit cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Kalb, Marvin

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