ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 22, 1978
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(Studio) End of President Carter, Menahem Begin talks, as United Nations peacekeeping forces enter Lebanon, reported US-Israeli relations said more crystalized than eased by meeting
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Disagreement over Mideast policy between Carter and Begin said profound. [CARTER - refers to meeting with Anwar Sadat and United Nations Security Council resolution 242.] Carter interpreted to mean Israeli withdrawal from west bank and other Arab lands. [BEGIN - speaks of conflict with Arabs; their being armed by USSR and also West ntns.] Carter's proposal of Israeli withdrawal from west bank noted. Congress leaders meeting with Carter reported; film shown. Significance of meeting noted. Carter's adherence to policy remarked.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) Begin said told by Charles Percy and Jacob Javits that Israel's present action with regard to Lebanon is not favored in Senate or by some Jews in US. Begin said shaken by criticism.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Israel) United States peacekeeping forces move into Lebanon reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(S. Lebanon) Film of United Nations troops going from Golan Heights to strife area shown. Light-hearted nature of soldiers noted. Phalangist commander's refusal to allow forces to cross his property due to alleged aid by UN earlier to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported Film shown. [Commander Lebanese army Major Saad HADAD - states refusal.] Litani River said, hopefully, to be line for United Nations troops. Blowing up of bunkers by Israelis, thought used by Palestinian terrorists, filmed. Israeli doubt of UN's effectiveness against guerrillas noted.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart
(Israel) Impact of Israeli raid on civilians considered. International Committee of Red Cross' appeal for relief supplies for affected civilians noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Beirut, Lebanon) Lebanese refugee problem in Beirut reported Film shown. Occupation of formerly unoccupied apts., even in luxury condominiums, noted. Film shown. Influence of Beirut leftists, in placement of refugees, remarked. Beirut's other experiences as refugee sanctuary recalled. Lasting effect of present situation considered.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore