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Mideast Developments #500820

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 28, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's attention to Mideast peace prospects, as well as RR strike, in press conference reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Carter's mood in news conference noted. Remarks on Mideast reported [CARTER - has talked to both Prime Min. Menahem Begin and President Anwar Sadat since Knesset vote on peace accords; says both agree there's no obstacle to peace agreement between Egypt and Israel.] Expected time for beginning of talks mentioned. Carter's admission that there's still disagreement between United States and Israel over west bank settlements issue stated. [CARTER - says it's honest misunderstanding, but thinks it will be resolved.] President's comments about United States aid to Israel for airbases there given. [CARTER - describes agreement with Israelis with regard to airbases.]
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Outlook for signing of peace treaty, in wake of Knesset approval of Camp David accords, examined. Film shown. Upcoming visit to Egypt by Israeli defense minister Ezer Weizman, who has had good relations with President Sadat, mentioned. Resignation of minister for industry, Yigal Horowitz, from Israeli cabinet due to disagreement with other government officials on issue reported Reaction of those in Cairo to Knesset vote described.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cairo, Egypt) Report on reaction in Egypt to Knesset vote. Demonstration of approval by group outside President Sadat's office noted; their comments about El Arish and Sinai quoted. Egyptian officials' mtgs. with other Arabs in attempt to get support for agreements reported [Acting foreign minister Butros GHALI - comments on Knesset vote and prospects for other Arabs joining negotiations.] Israeli news correspondent's live broadcast on Israeli television from Cairo mentioned. Ismailia, where Sadat and Begin met last Christmas, said to be most likely site for negotiations. Sadat's meeting with United States ambassador Hermann Eilts, at guest house near Cairo, reported Egyptian spokesperson's report that Sadat won't make public comment until after addressing his national assembly on Monday cited.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John;
Woodruff, Judy

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