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Israel / Jerusalem #511784

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 30, 1980
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(Studio) Israeli Knesset reported voting to make Jerusalem capital of Jewish state; Israel's occupation of eastern Jerusalem after 1967 war recalled. Both Egypt and United States noted criticizing Israeli action.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jerusalem, Israel) Knesset's debate and final vote examined; films shown, debate heard in Hebrew in part. [Knesset member Abba EBAN - notes importance of law.] Bill said strengthening anti-Israeli attitudes among Arabs in occupied territories. [Bethlehem Mayor Elias FREIJ - comments.] In effort to soften international pressure on Israel, bill said reaffirming free access to Jerusalem's holy places.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) Egypt's response to Jerusalem action reported; Secretary of State Edmund Muskie noted concerned that today's move may hurt Egypt-Israel peace negotiations.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Muskie's testimony before House For. Affairs Committee outlined. [MUSKIE - notes possible consequences should peace talks collapse.] Muskie reported also concerned about yesterday's vote in United Nations General Assembly, giving Israel a deadline for withdrawal from occupied territories. [MUSKIE - comments on United Nations vote.] Possibility that President Anwar Sadat will suspend peace talks, scheduled to resume Monday, considered.
REPORTER: George Lewis

Chancellor, John;
Kent, Arthur;
Lewis, George

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