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Mideast Developments #259024

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1978
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(Studio) Egypt's release of new Mideast peace plan, at urging of United States and containing points already rejected by Israel, noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Cairo, Egypt) [Govt. spokesperson Ahmed MAHER - reads statements with regard to need for solution to Palestinian question to achieve peace.] Details of plan outlined, with return of west bank to Jordan and Gaza strip to Egypt. Return of Jerusalem to Arabs also given as part of plan. Role of United Nations in execution of plan and lack of reference to Yasir Arafat's PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in proposal stated. Jewish settlements issue and Prime Min. Begin's stand on it mentioned; plan's treatment of issue reported President Sadat's peace initiative mentioned.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton

(Studio) Israeli reaction to Egyptian plan, especially demand for return of eastern Jerusalem which is site of Wailing Wall, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Jerusalem, Israel) Presentation of Egyptian plan to foreign minister Moshe Dayan by aide to national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, David Aaron, noted. Reaction of Israeli government described. Prime Min. Begin's noncommittal attitude toward plan and about prospect of sending Dayan to proposed foreign mins. conference in London later in month reported Upcoming meeting in Vienna between Sadat and Israeli opposition leader Shimon Peres mentioned. [PERES - says plan is opening move, but not in center.]

(Studio) State Department reaction reported United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim's call for preparations to resume United Nations Mideast talks in Geneva noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Sefton, Doug;
Simon, Bob

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