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Kissinger Interview / Israel / Peace Settlement #240567

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 19, 1975
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(Studio) Israel's dominant Labor party reaffirms long-standing position on Israeli occupation of Arab territory and has drawn up final map of what it would accept in Mid. E. peace settlement. Israel would retain Golan Heights and Gaza Strip, but Jordan's west bank and Sharm El Sheikh negotiable. [This reporter talks with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Washington, DC through television link; Labor party plan and other Mid. E. dvts. discussed.] [KISSINGER - says Israeli government not particular party responsible for Mid. E. peace settlement. Premier Yitzhak Rabin reflected government's willingness to be flexible in any Mid. E. negotiations.] After mtgs. with Rabin, and Sadat, President Ford told "Minneapolis Tribune" that drift in Mid. E. still toward war. [KISSINGER - thinks President stressing that as long as neither side wants negotiations, there will be stress that could lead to another war. US believes possibility for negotiation exists, but till it's achieved, threat of war conts.] Asks Kissinger about prospects for reversal of drifoot [KISSINGER - believes drift toward war can be reversed, but can't give timetable closer than mos.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:02:10

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