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Mideast Developments / Peace Talks #51674

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 16, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's remarks about situation in Mideast peace talks between Egypt and Israel, during breakfast meeting with reporters, outlined; his expressed disappointment at dvts. since Camp David summit noted. Carter's statement that 2 ntns. work towards peace but don't trust each other given. His later meeting with Egyptian Vice President Hosni Mobarak reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details of President Sadat's proposal to Israelis about linking future of west bank and Gaza Strip to peace treaty listed. Message is brought to Carter by Mobarak. Egyptian Vice President's meeting with Israeli defense minister Ezer Weizman to relay Sadat's message noted. Weizman's later meeting at State Department with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance reported; Weizman's return to Israel after meeting stated. [WEIZMAN - says there's no reason to be pessimistic and that peace process is inevitable and settlement will be reached.] Private Israeli views of new Egyptian plans said in more opposition than to other Egyptian proposals.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank

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