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Carter / Mideast Trip #503569

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 05, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's trip to Egypt and Israel later in week announced. Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin and Egyptian prime minister quoted with regard to trip. Change in mood in Washington, DC noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Begin arrival at White House to meet with Carter with regard to trip shown, reported Carter's new proposals outlined, pts. shown on screen. Incld. are: Egyptian military commitments to other Arab ntns., Palestinian issue, west bank, Gaza Strip. President Anwar Sadat's alleged optimism with regard to new proposals mentioned.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(DC) Begin press conference after announcement of Carter trip discussed, shown. [BEGIN - comments.] Later meeting between Begin and some Congmen. noted. [BEGIN - comments.] Lack of knowledge of Egyptian position re: compromise plan reported [BEGIN - comments.] Begin meeting with Senators shown; departure for Israel stated.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(Studio) Report of Richard Valeriani from State Department with regard to Sadat briefing by national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Israel) Details given of Israeli cabinet decision; film shown. For. min. Moshe Dayan reported pleased with outcome, quoted. Deputy prime minister Yigal Yadin said to have called Begin in Washington, DC with regard to cabinet decision. Evening parliament session noted surprised by Carter trip; reasons for Carter stopping in Cairo first speculated. Begin radio message quoted.
REPORTER: Philip Till

(Cairo, Egypt) Reaction to Carter trip in Cairo reported Mtg. between Sadat and United States ambassador Hermann Eilts reported, shown. Sadat's position with regard to Carter role in negotiations stated. Palestinian issue mentioned. [Edward "Al Ahram" Aly Hamdi el GAMMAL - comments.] Incring. Arab opposition mentioned.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) Sadat's trip to Jerusalem, Camp David accords recalled. Photos shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Brown, Hilary;
Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Till, Philip;
Woodruff, Judy

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