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Mideast Peace Developments / Arab Reaction #503465

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 27, 1979
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(Studio) Egyptian sanction against Arab League reported; action said in retaliation for League's hardline reaction to treaty with Israel. Anti-treaty demonstrations thruout world cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Baghdad, Iraq) Baghdad demonstration protesting treaty and Anwar Sadat reported; films shown. Iraq government noted to have given students and workers day off for demonstration. Arab economy and foreign mins. conf., include PLO representatives, said meeting to consider implementation of economy reprisals against Egypt agreed to last fall. Films shown. Yasir Arafat quoted re: sanctions against US; unlikelihood of mins.' agreement with Arafat recommendations against anyone other than Egypt noted. Pressure on moderate Arab states to take on radical rhetoric stated.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) Bombing of Lod, Israel, mktplace. reported; films shown. Israeli security precautions noted. Paris, France, bombing reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Paris, France) Details given about bombing of Jewish student center; films shown. [STUDENT - describes experience.] PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) denial of responsibility, denouncing attack as racist and anti-Semitic, noted. Anonymous telephone call to French newspaper, saying attack was by unaffiliated terrorist group in protest of Egypt-Israel treaty, reported.
REPORTER: Keith Miller

Bittermann, Jim;
Chancellor, John;
Miller, Keith

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