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Mideast Developments #499317

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 18, 1978
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(Studio) Israeli cabinet's decision on future of Palestinians in west bank and Gaza Strip noted. Possible problems with United States for Prime Min. Begin because of decision outlined.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Jerusalem, Israel) Opposition to Begin's plan by defense minister Weizman noted; details with regard to cabinet decision given and differences in it and what Americans had requested on future plans for west bank outlined. Rumors about Begin's failing health and that he might resign mentioned. Views of some Israelis that Begin himself is reason for stalled peace talks reported Controversy between Begin on one hand and Egypt and United States on other over Israeli settlements in occupied territories examined; example cited.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(DC) State Department response to Israeli cabinet decision reported Secretary of State Vance' meeting with Mideast experts mentioned. Recent comment about need for positive statement from Israel by Mideast negotiator Alfred Atherton given.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

(Studio) Foreign minister Dayan's comments about decision and prediction that United States-Israeli dispute will continue reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Brown, Hilary;
Lynch, Bill;
Savitch, Jessica

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