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Mid. East / Carter-Begin Meeting / Begin Plan #253237

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 20, 1977
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(Studio) president Carter and Israeli Prime Min. Begin end Washington, DC talks and optimistically put Mid. East on road to peace. However there are still barriers.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) President announces peace conference likely in October [CARTER - believes groundwork laid for convening Geneva conf.] Begin outlines plan; 3 cmsns. to be set up to handle problems with Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Begin says PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) can't be part of conference [BEGIN - says PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) can't be accepted because design of group is to destroy Israel.] Secretary Vance leaves for Mid. East in 10 days; will try to reconcile Israeli position against PLO participation with Arabs' stand for it.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Begin's alternative plan noted. Reactions from Egypt and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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