ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 27, 1977
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(Studio) Carter administration tells Israel that no occupied territories, include west bank, can be excluded from Mid. East peace talks. Is sign of growing dispute over Mid. East policy in both Israel and United States.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Admin. policies are debated in Senate; Jacob Javits says policies unrealistic and increase chances for war. Major area of controversy centers on occupied territories, especially west bank; both Prime Min. Menahem Begin and foreign minister Moshe Dayan say it won't be given up. Today, United States issues statement saying Israelis will have to withdraw from part of area, as part of any settlement. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - says negotiations must begin with no preconditions on either side.] Israel amb. Simcha Dinitz visits National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski at White House'; later, will only repeat basic Israeli policy. [DINITZ - says Israel willing to negotiate outstanding issues with no preconditions.] Begin's visit to Washington, DC in July will be crucial to Mid. East.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore Artist: Freda Reiter
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