Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and Prime Minister menachem Begin of Israel drew prolonged cheers and applause when they entered the gallery of the American Congress to hear President Carter's report on the successful Camp David summit talks.
INT. GVs President Carter takes his place before Congress as Mrs. Carter, Mr. Begin and Mr. Sadat look on. (3 shots).
MVs President Carter addresses Congress in English and Congress applauds (2 shots)
MV Carter speaking as Sadat and Cyrus Vance look on (4 shots).
GV's Congress with Sadat, Mrs. Carter and Mr. Begin applauding (2 shots).
GVs President Carter speaking as Sadat, Mrs Carter and Begin look on and as speech ends rise applauding (3 shots)
CARTER: "It's been more than 2,000 years since there was peace between Egypt and a free Jewish nation. If our present expectations are realised, this year we shall see such peace again. (APPLAUSE) And finally there is the painful human question of the fate of the Palestinians who live, or who have lived, in these disputed regions???. The Camp David agreement guarantees that the Palestinian people may participate in the resolution of the Palestinian problem in all its aspects. A commitment that Israel has made in writing and is supported and appreciated, I'm sure, by all the world. And I'm pleased to say to you tonight, that just a few minutes ago, King Hussein just a few minutes ago, King Hussein of Jordan and King Kahlid of Saudi Arabia, perhaps other leaders later, but these two have already agreed to receive Secretary Vance who will be leaving tomorrow to explain to them the terms of the Camp David agreement. (APPLAUSE). And I would like to say, as a Christian, to these two friends of mine the words of Jesus: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be the children of God."
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Background: Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and Prime Minister menachem Begin of Israel drew prolonged cheers and applause when they entered the gallery of the American Congress to hear President Carter's report on the successful Camp David summit talks. President Carter told Congress he was sending Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance to Jordan and Saudi Arabia to seek their backing for the Camp David summit agreements.
SYNOPSIS: He said it would be a wonderful Christmas present for the world if the leaders of Egypt and Israel could negotiate within the next three months. But he warmed there were major obstacles to be overcome.