NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 19, 1978
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(Studio) Israeli Prime Min. Begin's arrival in United States noted. Mtg. with President Carter scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Last week's Palestinian terrorist attack on Israel recapped. Film of atrocity shown. Is noted Begin very hard-line against independent Palestinian state. Israeli retaliation against Palestinian terrorists in south Lebanon reviewed. Begin's preference for Lebanese army patrol of south Lebanon, Carter's preference for United Nations peacekeeping force stated.
REPORTER: Philip Till
(DC) To keep Mideast peace negotiations open, Carter's thoughts re: Israel's position outlined. Carter opinion that position with regard to settlements in occupied Arab lands and occupation of west bank must be changed given. Is noted overall settlement in Mideast uppermost in President Carter's mind, not just south Lebanon.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
(Cairo, Egypt) Fate of Mideast peace treaty felt to be in Carter's hands, according to Egyptian officials. Egyptian foreign minister Mohammed Kamel's support of Mideast peace initiative noted; belief that Palestinian raid on Israel was act of diversion mentioned. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's uncertainty of Carter's ability to keep mtgs. with Begin focused on overall peace treaty cited.
REPORTER: David Burrington