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Mideast Developments #500706

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 20, 1978
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(Studio) President Anwar Sadat's departure from United States reported; film shown. His statements about peace agreement with Israel, contingent upon Israel's removal of settlements from Sinai, given; Sadat's report on comments about this to Prime Min. Menahem Begin outlined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Report on Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's mission in Mideast to get other Arab support, especially Saudi Arabia and Jordan, for Camp David agreements; his arrival in Amman mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Amman, Jordan) Vance's trip to Jordan noted as primarily to get Jordanian support for agreements and to join negotiations for west bank, which was lost to Israel in 1967. [VANCE - states high important President Carter puts on getting King Hussein's views at this phase of efforts.] Hussein's views reported unexpected until Washington, DC visit in October; is stated that Hussein has been told decision will affect United States-Jordan relations Jordanian arguments with regard to west bank and Palestinian issues and treatment in Camp David agreements outlined; Vance's replies reported Amt. of Jordanian military aid from United States cited.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Vance's upcoming visit to Syria and President Assad noted. Assad's comments on Camp David accords stated. Mtg. in Damascus of hard-line Arab representatives include PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat and Libya President Muammar el-Kadhafi mentioned. film shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Begin's address to American Jewish leaders in New York City outlined; comments on Israeli troops on west bank and Jerusalem as capital of Israel stated. United States efforts to keep agreements from collapsing reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Controversy between United States and Israel over agreement banning settlements on west bank of Jordan River detailed and examined. United States position on issue and that being expressed in interviews by Begin stated. Other conflict over interpretation of moratorium on settlements in Sinai detailed.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Contd. occupation of unauthorized settlement by Gush Emunim Jewish hard-liners at site near Nablus reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(West Bank) Details about squatters' occupation of site, despite pressure to move out, given. Confrontation between Israeli troops and settlers attempting to join squatters described. Israeli public opinion in favor of peace accords noted; government's concern that this type of action among Israelis themselves might change that stated. Defense minister Ezer Weizman's visit to site reported.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Poll of Israelis with regard to closing of Sinai settlements stated. Begin's pledge that they will be removed if parliament approves noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Valeriani, Richard;
Woodruff, Judy
Duration:
00:06:20

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