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Mideast Peace Developments #58452

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1979
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(Studio) Egyptian cabinet approval of Israel-Egypt treaty terms announced; President Anwar Sadat quoted with regard to President Carter.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) United States defense pact with Israel in event of attack by Egypt discussed; Carter's departure for Camp David mentioned, shown. Defense agreement said one of deciding factors in Israeli-Egyptian acceptance of treaty; military and economic aid to Egypt and Israel outlined in treaty noted. Possibility of similar pact with Egypt said contingent upon Sadat. Terms of US-Israel defense agreement detailed; 1973 films shown. West bank Palestinians mentioned.
REPORTER: John Scali

(DC) United States military and economic aid to Egypt and Israel outlined; shown on screen. Saudi Arabia mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

(Studio) Reporter Sam Donaldson quoted with regard to trip by White House officials to Saudi Arabia and Jordan with regard to Egypt-Israel peace treaty. Delegation said to include Zbigniew Brzezinski, General David Jones, Undersecretary State Warren Christopher and Chip Carter.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Cairo, Egypt) Anwar Sadat quoted with regard to Washington, DC visit; film shown at Sadat's rest-house. [SADAT - comments with regard to Carter.] Debate by Prime Min. Mustafa Khahil and Egyptian cabinet said without opposition. Khalil quoted re: ratification of treaty; film shown. Sources' report with regard to Saudi Arabian support for Egypt-Israel treaty as stated in meeting of Egyptian vice president Hosni Mobarak. King Abdel Aziz Al Saud Khalid and Prince Ibn Abdel Aziz Al Saud Fahd noted.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

(Studio) Israeli army response to Palestinian demonstration in Halhoul, west bank reported; film shown. Further Palestinian demonstrations in Hebron, eastern Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah cited. Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to treaty signing; Prime Min. Menahem Begin mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Kays, Doreen;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John;
Wordham, Bill

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