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Mideast Developments / Peace Movement In Israel / Dayan / Arms Sales #498519

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 1978
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(Studio) Demonstration in Israel for more flexible attitude toward peace noted. Group organizing demonstration is called Peace Now; endorsement of its ideals by number of prominent American Jews, include Nobel prize-winning author Saul Bellow, stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jerusalem, Israel) Details given concerning peace protest along hwy. leading into Jerusalem and in front of Prime Min. Begin's office; also noted are details about scroll presented to prime minister's office, urging territorial concessions on west bank for sake of peace agreement. Demonstration compared to Vietnam war protests in United States. Mvt.'s growth from letter written to Begin by group of reserve army officers outlined. [Reserve officer Harold SGAN-COHEN - states that officers believe keeping territories is big risk and that this was reason for Yom Kippur war.] Significance of peace movement examined.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(Studio) Report on talks between Secretary of State Vance and Israeli foreign minister Dayan in DC concerning Israeli-Egyptian peace talks. Film shown.

(Studio) White House plans to send Mideast arms sales package to Congress noted; admin.'s proposal for sales to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia as package and opposition to it in Congress outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Senate Foreign Relations Committee mbrs.' meeting on issue with Secretary Vance at State Department reported; administration position on making sales as package noted. [Senator Jacob JAVITS - says if President forces take-or-leave package as is, it may be left.] Vance's visit to White House and statements there mentioned. Press Secretary Jody Powell's comments, view of situation by House International Relations Committee chairperson and House speaker O'Neill's reassessment of situation outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Report on hand grenade bombing of tourist bus filled with German Lutherans on tour of Holy Land in town on west bank occupied by Israel.

Brown, Hilary;
Chancellor, John;
Hart, John;
Jamieson, Bob

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