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Mideast Developments #500719

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 21, 1978
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(Studio) Results of poll of Israeli Knesset noted, showing approval of Camp David agreements include removal of settlements in Sinai. Israeli government's orders for settlers in unauthorized west bank settlements to leave, their refusal and army's forcible removal of squatters reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Netanya, Israel) Details of army's removal of squatters given. Soldiers' refusal to allow filming of event and NBC cameraman's concealment in rocks to film it reported; film shown. Reports of other unauthorized camps noted. Treatment of squatters at Netanya police station and lack of chgs. against them stated.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Mtg. in Damascus, Syria, of Arab hard-liners' group calling self Arab Confrontation and Steadfastness Front reported Its threats to topple President Anwar Sadat stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Damascus, Syria) Details of meeting of representatives from Syria, Libya, Algeria, S. Yemen, and Palestinians, given; threats to take military action against American econ. ints. in Arab world noted. [PFLP spokesperson George HABASH - will use any pol. or military method possible against American ints. in Arab world.] Comments of Syrian foreign minister Abdel Halim Khaddam about summit and President Sadat reported Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's upcoming stopover in Damascus mentioned.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) Vance's trip from Amman, Jordan, after talks there, to Saudi Arabia for more talks on summit agreements reported Saudis' statements about interest with regard to accords given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Saudi Arabia) [VANCE - comments on Camp David summit.] Probability that King Hussein won't do anything with regard to accords and negotiations without endorsement of Saudis noted. Vance's meeting with King Khalid in Riyadh and later mtgs. with Crown Prince Ibn Abdel Aziz Al Saud Fahd outlined. Issue of American F-15 sales to Saudis mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) House resolution commending President Carter for Camp David summit reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Results of NBC News-Associated Press poll on Carter's popularity, taken after Camp David summit, detailed. Other results of poll noted, on questions re: compromises made by Sadat and Begin and chances for peace in Mideast.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Mallory, Steve;
Valeriani, Richard

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