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Mideast / Jerusalem Conference #254652

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 17, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of foreign mins. conference in Jerusalem, among representatives of Egypt, Israel and United States, reported Secretary of State Vance's remarks quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) Statements of Israeli foreign minister Dayan, Egyptian foreign min. Kamel and Vance in 1st meeting outlined; subjects include occupied land and Palestinian question. Position papers exchanged among participants outlined as well; mentioned in papers are west bank (Judea and Sumaria), Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem. Prime Min. Begin's statements in speech at dinner detailed. [BEGIN - says peace will be reached when ptys. mutually respect principles.] Kamel's response noted.

(Studio) President Sadat's actions in Egypt, bringing speculation of upcoming surprise announcement, described. Reports of resumption of Cairo conference on Thursday, which had been stalled over issue of Israeli settlements in Sinai, noted. Contd. changes in Vance's travel plans cited, include stop in Egypt, then on to Turkey and Greece to discuss Cyprus dispute. Reports that Saudi Arabia offer to President Carter to buy west bank and Gaza from Israel in order to set up Palestinian homeland, if it will help establish peace in area, noted; White House denials of item as reported in Beirut newsletter, "Middle East Reporter", also mentioned. Newsletter's report on Saudis' statements to Carter with regard to United States-Saudi relations because of Mideast situation also stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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