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Camp David Summit #55913

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 04, 1978
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(Camp David, MD) Outcome of Mideast summit considered. Menahem Begin, Anwar Sadat meeting anticipated. Carter role noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC and Thurmont, MD) Carter departure from White House filmed. [CARTER - assesses hopes of meeting Israeli fears of Pro-Arab stance by Carter noted. [CARTER - vows impartiality.] Report summarized.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Camp David, MD) Begin arrival yesterday and stay in New York City and meeting with Jewish leaders reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) [BEGIN - speaks to people on streets.] Begin stroll on Park Ave. filmed. [BEGIN - comments on attention he attracts. Speaks of Harry Truman. Talks of Anwar Sadat.]
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Paris, France) Sadat arrival in France filmed. Mtg. with President Valery Giscard d'Estaing reported Summit assessed. Threat of oil embargo if summit fails noted. Arab summit following Camp David talks reported Sadat downfall if Camp David meeting fails said possibility. Bluff, however, considered.
REPORTER: Bernard Kaplan

(Camp David, MD) Necessity for compromises noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Background of meeting given. November 1977 filTh of Sadat visit to Israel shown. December 1977 meeting at Ismailia, Egypt, shown. Breakdown of negotiations recalled. 1967 film shown. Land occupied by Israel after 6-Day war said real issue. United Nations Resolution 242 explained. Problems with Sinai, west bank and Gaza Strip assessed. Film of areas shown. Israeli and Egyptian stances explained. Palestinian hopes noted. [PLO leader Yasir ARAFAT - expects nothing. Hopes those planning for Camp David will understand that nothing can be achieved without Palestinian involvement, because Palestinians are core issue in Mideast conflict.] Physical areas and distances involved in Mideast conflict described; comparisons of west bank and Gaza to Long Island made and distance between Amman, Jordan, and Jerusalem noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Kaplan, Bernard;
Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill;
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:08:50

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