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Mideast Developments #499845

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 23, 1978
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(Studio) Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin's rejection of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's request that Israel return El Arish and Mt. Sinai to Egypt as goodwill gesture noted; Begin's planned letter to Sadat outlined.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Tel Aviv, Israel) [BEGIN - says no one will get anything for nothing, but Israel is ready to enter negotiations based on reciprocity. Responds to Sadat's speech in Cairo, where Sadat called Begin obstacle to peace.] Begin's views on present situation in peace negotiations given. Secretary State Cyrus Vance's offer of American field mission in Sinai for peace talks noted. Begin's appearance on CBS program, "Face the Nation", during which he speaks of recent foreign mins. conference in Leeds, England, mentioned; tape shown, courtesy CBS. [BEGIN - cites question asked of Egyptian foreign min. by foreign minister Moshe Dayan with regard to territorial concessions in west bank and Gaza Strip and answer recd.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Egyptian foreign minister Mohammed Kamel's reaction to Begin decision on Sadat suggestion reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Briggs, Fred;
Savitch, Jessica

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