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    Egypt's President, Anwar Sadat, received an enthusiastic welcome from the Israelis on Tuesday (4 September) when he arrived in Haifa at the start of a three-day visit.

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    ??? PAN Israeli frigates ??? Egyptian cruiser (4 shots)

    GV Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, and his wife and daughter walking down gangplank and are met by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Anthems are played (5 shots)

    GV Sadat walks past guard of honour as troops present arms (3 shots)

    SV Israeli President Yitzhak Navon speaking in English as Sadat listens

    SV Sadat's family ad guests listen as Sadat talks to crowd from microphone in English (3 shots)

    GV Israeli sailors applaud

    GV Protesters shouting at harbour entrance (2 shots)

    CU PULL BACK TO GV Demonstrators chained to fence as police search demonstrators' handbags for weapons (2 shots)

    TRANSCRIPTS: NAVON: "(Indistinct) encouragement and the way in which the various provisions of the peace treaty are being ???, the timetable is being meticulously observed and there is an atmosphere of mutual trust and goodwill of both parties. Insofar as there are differences of opinion on one subject or another, they should not be obstacles to peace, but rather be regarded as challenges for both sides to overcome."

    SADAT: "We are also equally determined to spread the umbrella of peace to include the Palestinian people. This is a moral commitment to which we will remain faithful at all times. Dear friends, the challenge might be great, but the promise is greater. We are committed to meet the challenge."

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    Background: Egypt's President, Anwar Sadat, received an enthusiastic welcome from the Israelis on Tuesday (4 September) when he arrived in Haifa at the start of a three-day visit. Tough talks are scheduled with Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin. President Sadat has made it clear that the major differences of opinion between the two countries will be ??? ??? out in the crucial days that lie ahead.

    SYNOPSIS: Israeli patrols were on hand in Haifa Bay to escort the Egyptian Presidential yacht and nearby vessels sounded their sirens in welcome. President Sadat's Luxurious yacht has already served him on two other major occasions -- the re-opening of the Suez Canal in 1975 and his trip earlier this year to reclaim the town of El Arish from Israel. President Sadat was accompanied by his wife, Jehan, and their youngest daughter. They were greeted in the port of Haifa by Israeli President, Yithsak Navon and Mr. Begin.

    The next three day of talks come at a critical time. The over-riding issue is Palestinian autonomy in the West Bank and Gaza. So far, Israeli and Egyptian negotiating teams have produced no substantive agreement after four months of bargaining.

    Both sides have said that if the Haifa talks between the Egyptian and israeli leadership don't result in progress, they will not meet Camp david deadlines eight months from now. President Yitzhak Navon, told Mr. Sadat that he had touched the hearts of the Israeli people.

    This is President Sadat's third visit to Israel and security precautions were just as strict as on previous occasions. During the welcoming ceremonies, a small group of right-wing israeli demonstrators gathered at the harbour gates. They were protesting against the Egyptian visit and the Middle East peace accords. But outside the harbour gates, vast crowds of Israelis gave their enthusiastic endorsement to President Sadat's visit.

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