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Mid. East / Israel / Working Papers #490838

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1977
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(Studio) Israeli cabinet votes to go to Geneva conference on basis of working papers drawn up by foreign minister Moshe Dayan and Secretary of State Vance.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jerusalem, Israel) Prime Min. Begin leaves hospital, where he'd been for Il days, to preside over meeting Dayan returns from United States to try to get approval for plans he'd worked out with President Carter. At Jerusalem meeting, some cabinet members have doubts, especially with regard to allowing Palestinians at conf.; but after debate, group votes to accept plan, with understanding that procedure rules out negotiations with PLO. Paper will now be presented to Arabs, who are expected to take issue with exclusion of PLO. Israelis voice opposition to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) because paper is deliberately vague on issue, and because they are still skeptical about Carter's ultimate attitude toward PLO participation at Geneva.

(Studio) Anchor asks State Department reporter with regard to reaction there to Israeli move and if anyone thinks Geneva conference will truly bring Mid. East peace.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Hope is conference will bring peace, but not expected soon. State Department thinks if conference could be started by end of year, it would last several mos. and maybe even few years Possible long-range peace arrangement cited; nothing is totally predictable in Mid. East.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Anchor asks if negotiators expect to be able to deal with problems of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Palestinian homeland.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Is thought problem of Pm could be gotten around by having west bank mayors at Geneva.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Israeli cabinet is longest yet held by Begin government
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Lord, Bill;
Valeriani, Richard

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