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Mideast #222035

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 15, 1972
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(Studio) King Hussein of Jordan announces plan for peace in Mideast.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Amman, Jordan) King Hussein proposes a new Palestinian country, United Arab Kingdom, include West bank of Jordan River and Gaza Strip, now occupied by Israel. [HUSSEIN - says goal of 1 people with 1 objective, to organize home guaranteeing rights of all.] Israel, US, and Arab implications in plan suspected.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) Israel says Arab solidarity is threatened by plan, and offers to join with Egypt and Syria in stronger alliance. Palestinian groups denounce plan, and Israeli P. Min. Golda Meir says proposal puts obstacles in path of Mideast peace.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Israelis are in awkward position, They like parts of Hussein plan, but to sustain it, they must denounce it. Any Israeli endorsement could kill plan. US, in similar position, declines all comment even though they support plan. United States feels plan has made Hussein leader of Arab moderates over Egypt's President Anwar Sadat.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Kalb, Marvin;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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