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Mideast Developments / Peace Talks #496621

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 14, 1978
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(Studio) Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's remarks about turning point in Mideast peace talks and his decision to send Egypt's Vice President to confer with President Carter outlined. Uncertainty about meaning of Sadat's statements reported Attn. being given to report that Sadat considers taking west bank future out of negotiations and concentrating on Gaza Strip stated; Egypt's administration of Gaza until 1967 mentioned. Sadat's presence in Ismailia, Egypt, noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Egypt) Sadat's meeting with new political party reported; exclusion of reporters from mtg. noted. Source's indications that Sadat has modified treaty demands outlined; Sadat's reported consideration of settlement linking return of Gaza to Palestinian control, but leaving west bank issue for later stated. [SADAT - thinks turning point has been reached.] Egyptian President's later mtg. with American ambassador and his Vice President, Hosni Mobarak, detailed; his report that Mobarak will carry message to President Carter outlining Egypt's minimum demands reported.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israel's refusal to make official comment on reports about Sadat's reported suggestions, and unofficial approval of such proposal, noted. Is reported unknown whether Sadat's proposal is similar to that worked out by Secretary of State Cyrus Vance; upcoming Israeli cabinet debate on Vance formula mentioned. Foreign minister Moshe Dayan's refusal to outline American proposal or give own position on it stated. [DAYAN - says entire text of peace treaty is finished, though differences in interpretation remain.] Dayan's report that issues of Sinai oil and American aid to Israel remain unresolved given.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

Brown, Hilary;
Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John

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