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Mideast Developments / Peace Talks #255516

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 16, 1978
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(Studio) Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's remarks that there are no obstacles in peace talks with Israel for which solution cannot be found stated. Egyptian Vice President Hosni Mobarak, in DC, reported to have presented counterproposals to President Carter and Israeli defense minister Ezer Weizman and received almost no opposition.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Details given of Egyptian proposal with regard to future of Gaza Strip and west bank Palestinians. Plans noted for proposal to 1st be applied to Gaza, then later to west bank, where PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) has stronger influence. Egypt's offer that Israelis wouldn't have to begin withdrawal of troops from Sinai until autonomy underway in Gaza stated. [MOBARAK - says everything will be overcome.] [WEIZMAN - agrees.] Weizman's later meeting with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance at State Department mentioned. [WEIZMAN - believes there's no reason for being pessimistic; feels peace process is inevitable.] Weizman's departure for Israel to present Egypt's proposal to Israeli cabinet in Jerusalem reported.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Contd. opposition in Israel to linkage between treaty and future of occupied territory, as well as optimism being voiced there, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli foreign minister Moshe Dayan's report on peace talks to Israeli parliamentary committee outlined; his detailing of Egyptian and American demands for linkage noted. Prime Min. Menahem Begin's opposition to this, according to Dayan, reported American plan reported to group by Dayan mentioned.

Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Simon, Bob

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