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Mideast / Sadat Israeli Visit / Israeli and United States Reaction #46629

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 22, 1977
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(Israel) Report on small breakthroughs on which Israelis focus after Sadat visit.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Phone hotline between King David Hotel in Jerusalem and Cairo, for Sadat during visit, noted. [Israeli communications minister Meir AMIT - recites conversation between self and Sadat with regard to hopes for continued telephone lines between Israel and Egypt.] Reporter details placing call to ABC News bureau in Cairo. [Reporter Bill BRANNIGAN - answers phone.] Reporter talks to Brannigan; says Cairo office not sure how long Egypt will continue to accept calls from Israel.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Israel) Statement from Prime Min. Begin's office with regard to progress made in talks noted. Report on Sadat's talks with Palestinians from Gaza Strip and W. Bank, told by mayor of Bethlehem, detailed; Bethlehem's occupation by Israel in 1967 war noted. Mayor's comments with regard to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and possibility of it being incld. at Geneva and questions now present with regard to Israel's next moves cited.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Comments of deputy secretary state Warren Christopher with regard to prospects for Mideast peace, in statement for Carter administration, quoted. Results of ABC News Harris poll of American public reaction to Sadat visit outlined.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Results of poll listed. [Lou HARRIS - cites turnaround of American public opinion with regard to real possibility of peace in Mideast and notes Sadat has become Arab who is symbol for peace.] Opinion with regard to desire of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Libya and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) for peace cited. [HARRIS - says opinion has turned to possibility of peace overnight.] Statistics re: belief in negotiations through middleman, include United States, given.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Report from correspondent John Scali with regard to expectations of followup talks soon in DC, New York City and neutral cntry., maybe Romania, cited.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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