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Mideast / Sadat Israeli Visit / Reaction / Israeli Preparations #491328

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 16, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter's comments on proposed visit of Egypt's President Sadat to Israel noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) President's farewell to Shah of Iran and remarks on Mideast developments reported [CARTER - states views on proposed Sadat Israeli visit and notes it's move toward Geneva conf.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Report on Sadat's visit to Damascus, Syria, for discussions with President Assad; Syrian fears of separate Egypt-Israel settlement outlined. (Film shown.) Syrian spokesperson's report of Sadat-Assad agreement on Israeli withdrawal from occupied lands and recognition of Palestinians noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cairo, Egypt) Report on reaction in Arab world and within Egypt itself to Sadat's trip to Israel. Reporter notes Egyptian people's hope for peace so that more money may be spent on their living conditions than on military Prospects for Sadat and leadership in both Egypt and Arab world if trip fails cited. Sadat's break with USSR and cementing of relations with United States and President Carter and Carter administration lack of pressure on Israel for concessions cited as reasons for Sadat's going to Jerusalem to try on own.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Report on preparation in Israel for Sadat's visit.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Jerusalem, Israel) Preparations for ceremonies and security during Sadat's visit here detailed. Making of Egyptian flags by small flag shop in Jerusalem and preparations at Ben-Gurion Airport cited. Prime Min. Begin's request to President Carter for loan of bulletproof limo noted and security measures compared to those for Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China (PR). [Israeli PEOPLE - cite reactions to proposed visit.] [BEGIN - should know by Thursday about time of visit.]

(Studio) Opposition to Sadat trip from Iracv, Libya and Kuwait, lack of reaction from Jordan and Saudi Arabia noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Lord, Bill;
Palmer, John

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