ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 03, 1978
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(Studio) Continuing controversy over administration proposal to sell war planes to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia reported Action of House committee noted. Presentation of plan to Senate Foreign Relations Committee mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(DC) Admin. representatives to Senate committee include Secys. Cyrus Vance and Harold Brown; their statements with regard to chances for peace in Mideast and effect on Israel's security if plane sales go through reported [VANCE - states administration position on sales helping to move toward peace.] [BROWN - states administration position on Israel's security and on armament of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.] [Senator Jacob JAVITS - asks if Israel couldn't be destroyed if air attack launched against it as Israel did against Arabs in 1967.] [Acting Joint Chiefs chairperson General David JONES - says Arabs don't have that capability now, nor prospect for it.] Admin. expectations with regard to committee action and action in Senate outlined.
REPORTER: Brit Hume
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