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Carter / Mideast Trip #262934

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 05, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's Mideast trip to Egypt and Israel later this week announced. Israeli acceptance of new American peace proposals, following four days of meetings between Carter and Prime Minister Menahem Begin noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Begin's visit to Carter with regard to Israeli cabinet acceptance of Carter's proposals reported; film shown. Begin's briefing of House Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill shown. [BEGIN - comments.] Begin's statements to Senate Foreign Relations Committee with regard to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat quoted. Departure of national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and special envoy Alfred Atherton for Cairo noted. White House official quoted with regard to prospect of failure.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) President Carter's success with new compromise for Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty noted. Carter's reasons for Mideast trip noted. Possibility of success discussed; Henry Kissinger mentioned. United States proposal outlined; Palestinian issue, west bank, Gaza Strip mentioned. Existing Egyptian military commitments to other Arab ntns. noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Israeli cabinet decision noted to have set Carter's trip in motion; surprise of Egyptians at move noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details given about Israeli cabinet decision; film shown. Jerusalem officials noted as cautious about Carter's Mideast trip; Egypt's lack of public acceptance of proposals noted. President Sadat mentioned.

(Cairo, Egypt) Sadat's meeting with United States ambassador Hermann Eilts and telephone call from White House noted to have incld. Carter's travel plans. Later Carter-Sadat phone calls noted to be about trip. Prime Min. Mustafa Khalil quoted. West bank, Gaza Strip mentioned.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Khalil quoted in Cairo with regard to Carter trip.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Quint, Bert;
Raviv, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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