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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 20, 1977
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(Studio) Israeli foreign minister Dayan has suggested he's been talking to 1 or more Arab leaders and seems optimistic for peace conference In DC, Dayan says he's met with continued serious differences. (Video and audio failure momentarily.)
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Dayan acknowledges remaining differences between Israeli and United States positions on various issues, primarily Palestinian representative at conference and control of west bank, but sounds hopeful. [DAYAN - thinks Geneva peace conference can be convened before end of year From what he knows of Arab attitudes, not include PLO, thinks some of them really want peace negotiations.] Dayan proposes privately that Palestinians be incld. in Egyptian, as well as Jordanian, delegations, since Egypt once had control of Gaza Strip. However, Egyptian foreign minister Fahmy, who will meet with President on Wednesday, plans to urge Carter to invite PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) to conference This is move neither Israel nor United States currently willing to accept.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Brinkley, David;
Valeriani, Richard

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