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Mideast / Begin Peace Plan / Parliament / Sadat #250128

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 28, 1977
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(Studio) Prime Min. Begin's presentation of peace plan to parliament and statement that talks last wkend. with President Sadat almost broke down reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Jerusalem, Israel) Details of Begin's plan and debate among parliament members with regard to it reported; demonstrations outside meeting by Israelis opposing plan noted. Opposition to plan by Geula Cohen, who fought with Begin in war for Israel's independence, cited. Details of 2 occasions on which Begin tells parliament he came close to leaving summit with Sadat given, as well as those with regard to vote.

(Studio) Sadat's press conference comments on compromise and Palestinian homeland issue noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Cairo, Egypt) [SADAT - notes Begin has said all issues negotiable except destruction of Israel and own agreement with this.] Other statements by Sadat, with regard to talks with Begin and future negotiations, outlined. Israeli proposal that Egypt troops in Sinai go no farther than Gidi and Mit la Passes mentioned. Also reported is Sadat's hint that Egypt will drop claims to eastern Jerusalem if Israelis will give in on Palestinian homeland question. [SADAT - hopes solution to Palestinian question can be reached in order to settle all problems.] Expectations of Egyptian government officials that public opinion, especially from US, will make Israelis change minds noted. REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) State Department announcement that Secretary Vance will attend January meeting of Israeli and Egyptian foreign mins. reported; apparent chance that Jordan foreign min. will attend noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Simon, Bob

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