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Middle E. / Egypt / Jordan #12531

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 20, 1971
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(Studio) Egypt semi-official newspaper reports Palestinian guerrillas will accept political settlement in Middle E. conflict; guerrillas later deny report Jordan's King Hussein returns to Jordan after medical treatment in Britain.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Amman, Jordan) Interests of Hussein's Jordan looked after in absence. Arab guerrillas hardly serious force anymore.
REPORTER: John Rolfson

(Jordan Valley) Farmers' return to valley means no fear of involvement in further guerrilla raids, Israeli reprisals. Arabs entering Israel occupied territory carefully inspected; arms getting past inspections not outweigh political advantages of good will. Israelis destroy Arab homes containing weapons.
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan

(Studio) Egypt peace proposal made public; incls. Israeli withdrawal from all captured territory, repatriation of territorial expansion, settlement of Palestine's refugee problem. Securing borders, freedom of waterways also mentioned. Proposes establishing DMZ (demilitarized zone) manned by troops from Big 4.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Brannigan, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry;
Rolfson, John

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