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Mideast Developments #499332

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 19, 1978
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(Studio) Israeli parliament's approval of Prime Min. Begin's plan for future of west bank and Gaza Strip, not allowing Palestinian sovereignty there, noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jerusalem, Israel) Parliamentary debate described, include statements by foreign minister Dayan and opposition leader Shimon Peres about Sunday's cabinet communique setting out Begin's plan. Surprise appearance in session by defense minister Ezer Weizman, who opposes plan, mentioned. [PERES - states reasons for opposition to Begin plan.] Mtg. between Dayan and United States Ambassador Samuel Lewis noted. [LEWIS - says his job is to understand communique and explain it to DC; understands it better now than did on Sunday night.] Impact of these dvts. examined.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(Studio) Egyptian rejection of Begin plan for future of west bank and Gaza reported Lack of public comment from Washington, DC reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz' visit to State Department to discuss Israeli decision stated. Private comments of administration officials with regard to impact of decision on Mideast peace talks given. Upcoming visit to Jerusalem by Vice President Mondale and probable visit to Mideast by either Secretary of State Vance or Mideast mediator Roy (sic) Atherton reported.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Brown, Hilary;
Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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