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Mideast / Sadat Proposal / Israeli Settlements #52875

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 07, 1978
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(Studio) President Sadat's talks to Congmen. with regard to Mideast situation and Israel and also with regard to United States arms sales to Egypt reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details given of Sadat's appearance on Capitol Hill. His request for arms, not to use against Israel, but to defend against African neighbors like Ethiopia and Libya, noted. [SADAT - describes own response if Congress doesn't approve arms sales.] General results of ABC News poll of members of House and Senator For. Affairs Cmtes. with regard to Egyptian arms sale, putting pressure on Israel and Palestinian homeland cited. [Senator James ABOUREZK - doesn't think Sadat can expect much from Congress or that Israeli lobby has relinquished hold on Congress]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(DC) President Carter's Sunday night talks with Senators Javits, Ribicoff and Stone and Representative Sidney Yates, with regard to outcome of talks with Sadat, reported Sources' reports of Carter-Sadat talks outlined. Details of Sadat's offered plan incl. withdrawal to west of Mitla and Giddi Passes and United Nations overseeing of Sinai e. of these areas, United Nations troop control of Sharm el-Sheikh, position re: Palestinian state, joint Egyptian-Israeli committee with regard to withdrawal timetable and position with regard to signing agreement, after one reached with other Arabs.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) White House position against Israeli settlements in occupied lands reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Columnist Joseph Kraft's statement in morning newspaper that White House gave no real protest on learning from Israel with regard to new settlements in January quoted. Press Secretary Jody Powell's denial also quoted and announcement of decision to make known chronology of events with regard to issue noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Dispute with regard to Israeli settlements and whether they are military or civilian noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Report on new settlement on west bank at Karnei Shomron, which is near Arab town of Nablus. Israelis say it's not new settlement since it was approved last September by Begin government and that it's part of army post, though nearest base is 3 mile away at Kadum. Statement of intention to move into settlement by Gush Emunim ntlist. group noted. Comment o reporter by ministerial settlement committee chairperson Ariel Sharon, with regard to this settlement, cited.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

Donaldson, Sam;
Farmer, Don;
Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill

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