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Mideast Developments #500017

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1978
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(Studio) Egyptians' release of Mideast peace plan noted. Details given, incl. proposals for west bank, Gaza strip and eastern Jerusalem. Lack of reference to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) or Palestinian state and plans for Palestinian self-determination reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jerusalem, Israel) Israeli reaction to Egyptian plan reported Prime Min. Begin's refusal to comment and reiteration of intention to resume talks with Egypt noted. Proposed foreign mins. meeting in London later in month mentioned. [Mbr. of parliament Shmuel TOLEDANE - is disappointed in plan.] [WOMAN - says withdrawal from territories would mean war in short time.] [Former foreign minister Abba EBAN - can't see Israeli government handing over eastern Jerusalem with Wailing Wall to Arabs.] [2nd WOMAN - supports compromise with regard to withdrawal from west bank and Sinai.] [Mbr. of parliament Moshe ARENS - isn't against going to London, but isn't hopeful about outcome.] Mtg. between foreign minister Dayan and United States National Security Council member David Aaron about plan detailed.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(Studio) Israeli proposal to sell Kfir fighter planes to Taiwan noted; necessary United States permission due to use of United States-made parts stated. United States approval given today reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details about Kfir fighter, Israeli request for United States permission to sell to Taiwan and reasons for permission being granted given and examined. Films shown. Next Israeli fighter mentioned.
REPORTER: Philip Till

(Studio) Taiwan's request for American Phantoms, that could have struck inside China (Puerto Rico) and United States refusal to sell them reported Taiwan's present use of American F-5's mentioned. Reasons for United States approval of Israeli Kfir sale listed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Brown, Hilary;
Chancellor, John;
Till, Philip

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