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Mideast Developments #498041

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 24, 1978
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(Studio) Secretary of State Vance's comments on Mideast situation given.

(DC) Vance's denial that United States tries to oust Begin stated. [VANCE - describes mtgs. between Carter and Begin. Thinks respective positions of ea. have been cleared up.]
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Begin's return to Israel from United States noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Dissatisfaction of some in Israeli public and in cabinet with Begin's policies described; defense minister Weizman's call for formation of new government noted. Reports on United States officials' alleged preference for new prime minister mentioned. [BEGIN - states that Israelis elect prime min., not by diplomatic representative] Labor party member Abba Eban's thoughts about Begin reported [EBAN - hopes Begin will modify position instead of resigning. Says own preference isn't for changing government , but for changing policy of government] Varying attitudes of public noted. [WOMAN - praises Begin.]
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff

(Studio) Arrival in Tyre, Lebanon, of 1st United Nations French troops reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tyre, Lebanon) Report on French movement into Tyre and attitude of Palestinians toward United Nations troops presence there-to force them behind lines at Litani River
REPORTER: John Cochran

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Hart, John;
Sternoff, Bill;
Valeriani, Richard

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