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Mideast Peace Developments #503302

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 1979
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(Studio) Departure of Zbigniew Brzezinski and others for Mideast with regard to Arab support for Egypt-Israel peace treaty reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Cairo, Egypt) Egyptian foreign minister Butros Ghali meeting with ambs. of 9 Arab ntns. with regard to support for treaty with Israel reported, shown. Ghali quoted re: Jordanian ambassador's absence. Presence of Saudi Arabian ambassador and his cntry.'s position with regard to settlement noted. [GHALI - comments.] Concern of United States and Egypt with regard to moderate Arab reaction to treaty cited.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Anwar Sadat quoted with regard to treaty signing in DC.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Mit Abul Koum, Egypt) Sadat's return to hometown, Mit Abul Koum, to celebrate peace treaty with Israel reported Film shown. Sadat's visit to grave of brother, killed in 1973 Arab-Israeli war, noted. [SADAT - (overvoice) says brother's death not in vain.] Sadat's response to question with regard to Washington, DC signing and Menabem Begin cited. [SADAT - comments.]
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Jerusalem, Israel) Socio-econ. differences between Egypt and Israel and possible effects of treaty in those areas surveyed. [Yitzhak RABIN - comments with regard to counterproductivity of Israel patronizing Egypt.] Such attitude noted as shared between Israelis and Egyptians.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Possible Washington, DC treaty-signing on March 26th reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John

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