ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 23, 1978
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(DC) US-Israeli relations recalled. Differences between two cntries. re: Mideast peace noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) Appeal by Menahem Begin directly to American public for understanding of position noted as speech at National Press Club reported [BEGIN - cites change in attitude of United States toward Israel peace offer.] Peace moves in Mideast noted. [BEGIN - believes peace will finally come.] Sendoff honors for Begin at Washington Monument described, filmed. Address to Jewish leaders in New York City cited as Begin effort to reach beyond White House
REPORTER: Bill Seamans
(DC) Senators, after Carter talk with press, express alarm, but support for Carter position. [Charles PERCY - talks of Carter discouragement.] [Gary HART - believes Begin government digging in, in 4th quarter of game.] [George Mcgovern - says flexibility on part of Israel and others needed.] Absence of White House final statement with regard to Begin visit noted. Jody Powell quoted. Carter meeting with British Prime Min. James Callaghan reported Film shown. [CALLAGHAN - says Carter is quicker than he.] [CARTER - jokes with Callaghan.] British withdrawal from Mideast years ago remarked.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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