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Israel-US Relations / Shamir-Shultz Meeting #114392

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 15, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Mtg. of Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir and Secretary of State George Shultz to discuss peace efforts in Middle East reported; details given, scenes shown; Menachem Begin's visit to United States to negotiate peace with Egypt in 1978 recalled. [SHAMIR - says Israel wants to negotiate directly and sees no role for an international conf.] Shultz proposal outlined on screen. [SHULTZ - says there are differences between Israel's view and that of United States.] United States proposal reported calling for Israel to give up West Bank and Gaza in exchange for peace. Split of Israel into pro-Shamir and anti-Shamir factions noted. [Ex-Israeli foreign minister Abba EBAN - favors American initiative.] Mtg. of Shamir with members of Congress and Pat Robertson reported Shamir's problems on eve of meeting with President Reagan detailed.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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