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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 19, 1978
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(Studio) Reports on activities of Sadat and Begin in Capitol Hill mtgs. during last day in DC.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details given about Sadat's mtgs. with Congmen., include Senator For. Relations Committee and House International Relations Committee [SADAT - comments on United States role in peace process.] Sadat's upcoming trip to Morocco for mtgs. with King Hassan II and efforts facing him on return to Egypt in convincing Arab world he hasn't sold out at Camp David noted.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

(DC) Begin's meeting with Congmen. detailed. [BEGIN - believes Jewish people have right and claim to Judea and Sumaria (w. bank) because it is their land.] Background of Begin's position with regard to Jewish claims to and settlement on west bank given; Leeds Castle conference mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Begin's aides' attempts to downplay obvious disagreement between Begin and Carter with regard to when Israel has right to build new settlements on west bank, reported Revelation of disagreement as result of interview with Begin on Monday noted. Films shown of Carter's address to Congress and Begin interview. [CARTER - states interpretation of settlements moratorium.] [BEGIN - says Israel only gave commitment to halt new settlements for 3-mo. period of negotiations with Egypt over Sinai.] Issue of halting settlements for period of negotiations about Palestinian rights or during Israeli-Egyptian negotiations over Sinai examined. Israeli aides' report about situation and that of Press Secretary Jody Powell stated.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Challenge facing Begin from Israelis opposing any halt to settlements reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Nablus, West Bank) Budding confrontation between Israeli extremists of Gush Emunim ntlist. group and Israeli soldiers in area around Nablus, on w. bank, detailed. Extremists' takeover of hilltop in order to create new settlement, Israeli cabinet condemnation of settlement and troops surrounding of hilltop settlement noted. Is reported that army is expected to use force to remove settlers, so government can prevent disruption of peace agreement with Egypt.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Studio) Results of straw poll taken in Israel by ABC News on Knesset views on removal of settlements from occupied Sinai and on political ptys.' views reported Communists' views mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Kays, Doreen;
Laurence, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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