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Mideast Developments #55861

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 27, 1978
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(Studio) Camp David agreements issue of Sinai settlements, President Anwar Sadat's call for their removal before peace talks begin and Prime Min. Menahem Begin's statement that Israeli parliament must decide this, outlined. Knesset debate on issue reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Jerusalem, Israel) Details of debate given. Comments from members on peace accords, President Sadat, Palestinian issue and Sinai settlements issue quoted. Demonstrations against peace accords outside Knesset and detonation of terrorist bomb in downtown Jerusalem during debate reported.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Studio) Setup of direct communications between Egypt and Israel and probable beginning of direct talks next week noted. Report on number of casualties suffered by Syria in fighting between Syrian peacekeeping troops in Lebanon and Lebanese Christians stated. Info. learned about President Carter's attention to Lebanon situation reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Details given about information learned concerning President Carter's formulation of plan for peace in Lebanon, involving all ptys. include Syria and Israel. Hopes that perhaps peace solution in Lebanon would change Syrian opposition to Camp David accords stated. President's reported confidence about success of peace accords, along with that of other 2 summiteers, noted. Sadat's cable to Carter described.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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