Israeli Prime Minister, Menache??? Begin, arrived back in israel from his peace talks at Camp?
GV Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and party returning from Washington.
GV AND SV Begin talking to reporters (3 shots)
CU Begin speaking
GV US President Jimmy Carter and President Anwar Sadat walking through street in Cairo
SV Carter and Sadat's train leaving
GV Farmland outside Alexandria
SV AND PAN Egyptian farm workers on horse drawn cart and farm workers milling about (2 shots)
GV CROWDS waiting for train (2 shots)
LV AND PAN train passing through village (2 shots)
SV Sadat speaking during interview in Alexandria (2 shots)
SV AND PAN Carter and Sadat and their wives on the train
BROWN: "Menachem Begin came home a hero today, after his defiant stand in Washington led to the new American proposals acceptable to Israel.
"Speaking to reporters, Begin traced the history of his talks with President Carter, saying that it had been a good week for Israel. But he wasn't giving away any secrets, and no one else should either, he said."
BEGIN: "The man who would leak the information, would take upon himself the gravest responsibility possible, because the President of the United States will still be in Cairo, conferring with President Sadat. And a leak can just undermine his efforts to make it possible to sign a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt."
BURRINGTON: "With a nice fanfare, the two Presidents set out this morning.
They were smiling, the mood upbeat. But there is a nagging concern that these negotiations may drag on. President Sadat has not agreed to all of Mr. Carter's proposals. These will have to go to the Israelis. So the two men have lost to talks about as they set out. The train passes through some of Egypt's richest farmlands, and farmworkers set out from all around to watch it go by. The people who hope to benefit most from peace. These have been hard times for Egypt. And the hope is peace will bring prosperity. The crowd along the way were big, though not as big as had been expected. The trip reminded some of a political whistle-stop, and that's not too far wrong. Both men are risking their political future, but in the end a treaty will be signed. The big moment came, and went very fast. Only a few seconds to catch a glimpse of the two Presidents. The trip was to take about three hours, then more discussions this afternoon, and a State dinner in Alexandria tonight."
SADAT: "I think it is fine now, and we can say that the timing of the agreement is not so far at all. I am ready to sign the agreement, yes."
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Background: Israeli Prime Minister, Menache??? Begin, arrived back in israel from his peace talks at Camp David on Friday (9 March). He will meet with President Carter on Saturday (10 March) who will fly to Israel after having discussed with President Anwar Sadat the latest peace proposals put forward at the summit talks. In Egypt, President Carter has received what has been described as the biggest welcome of his political career when he rode through the streets of Alexandira on Friday. But Mr. Begin too, was welcomed by thousands of Israelis---eager to see peace in the Middle East. NBC reporters, Hilary Brown and David Burrington, report on the events in Israel and Egypt.