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Mideast Peace Effort #511337

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 08, 1980
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(Studio) New Mideast peace effort, addressing Palestinian autonomy issue, said underway.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) President Carter's proposal for Washington, DC meeting between Sol Linowitz, President Anwar Sadat and Prime Min. Menahem Begin outlined; Sadat recalled breaking off negotiations last month in protest over legislature in Israeli Knesset designating Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie reported announcing more details of new United States initiative during speech tomorrow. [MUSKIE - comments on European involvement in peace talks.]
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Carter's letter said delivered to Sadat by Ambassador Alfred Atherton; details given. Israeli criticism of United Nations Sec. Council condemnation of recent bombings of 3 Palestinian mayors noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Jerusalem, Israel) Begin's response to Sec. Council resolution outlined. [BEGIN - comments.] Autonomy negotiator Dr. Yosef Burg noted feeling that United States intervention could lead to progress within next few days; details given. [BURG - comments.] Summoning of United States ambassador Samuel Lewis to Jerusalem by Begin to lodge complaint about United States role in UN Sec. Council resolution reported [BEGIN - comments on Sadat sharing peace talks information with PLO.]
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

Kent, Arthur;
Palmer, John;
Savitch, Jessica

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