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Mideast Peace Developments / Treaty Signing #503453

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 26, 1979
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(DC) Carter's signing treaty as witness to Israel and Egypt agreement noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Treaty signing ceremony at White House with Anwar Sadat, Menahem Begin and President Carter reported; films shown. Treaty noted as written in Arabic, Hebrew and English. Use of same passage from Old Testament by all 3 men cited. [CARTER, SADAT, BEGIN - quote biblical text.] [CARTER - talks of future problems.] [SADAT - talks of future.] Begin quoted re: unification of Jerusalem versus peace treaty. [BEGIN - comments re: Jerusalem.] Arab demonstrators in Lafayette Park noted, shown.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Treaty agreements detailed, include Israeli withdrawal from Sinai; Egyptian recognition of Israel; and occupied territories. Sinai oil fields and Israeli military bases mentioned. United Nations peacekeeping forces noted to eventually observe Sinai activity. Israeli passage through Suez Canal cited. United States guarantee of oil supplies to Israel and defense agreements stated. Negotiations with regard to west bank and Gaza Strip Palestinian autonomy said to begin-in near future; details given with regard to Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) White House ceremonies celebrating treaty signing said to include prayer services at Lincoln Memorial and state dinner; details given. Champagne-filled rowboats noted as coming from Sears, Roebuck; films shown.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Woodruff, Judy

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