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Mideast / Peace Talks Controversy #495780

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 15, 1978
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(Studio) Near collapse of Mideast peace talks between Egypt and Israel re: wording of Palestinian issue on agenda for Jerusalem conf., and Secretary State Vance's engineering of compromise reported Vance to leave for Jerusalem tonight.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Cairo, Egypt) Mtg. between United States ambassador Hermann Eilts and President Sadat, and Sadat's meeting with own national security council with regard to wording of Palestinian issue item on agenda detailed. [Egyptian foreign minister Mohammed KAMEL - says Egyptians will go to conference and continue peace process to end.]
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff

(Ben-Gurion Airport) Decision of Israeli cabinet with regard to American suggestion on wording of Palestinian issue item noted. Foreign minister Moshe Dayan's greeting to Egyptians cited. [DAYAN - states that Israelis will speak frankly and will be forthcoming in talks.] [KAMEL - states that there can be no peace with occupation of land and denial of rights to Palestinian people.] Prime Min. Begin's remarks on Palestinian self-determination, made to group of visiting United States Congmen., reported Begin's reaction to Vance's decision to delay departure for Israel till differences settled re: agenda cited.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

Brown, Hilary;
Savitch, Jessica;
Sternoff, Bill

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