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Mideast Developments / Peace Talks / Lebanon Bombing #51774

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 21, 1978
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(Studio) Israeli cabinet approval of draft treaty with Egypt, while rejecting Egyptian and United States proposals that dates be established for Palestinian autonomy in occupied territories, reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Jerusalem, Israel) Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin's address to group of American Jewish state legislature noted. His remarks about cabinet's refusal to agree to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's demands for timetable on Palestinian autonomy reported [BEGIN - says timetable can't be fixed because autonomy can't be forced on people but must be agreed on.] Sadat's statement that he won't sign treaty without timetable recalled. [BEGIN - mentions Egyptian demands that Egyptian police force be allowed to enter Gaza Strip; can't agree to this for security reasons.] Begin's allegations that Sadat wants to change some things that make this treaty binding over all others stated. [BEGIN - says those treaties Egypt has with other cntrys. are in direct opposition to proposed peace treaty.]
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Minimal reaction to Israeli decision in Cairo noted; return to Egypt for consultation by top negotiator in Washington, DC mentioned. Sadat's expected continued pressure reported Details given about bombing in Lebanon in which bus carrying Syrian soldiers exploded, near Beirut.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Seamans, Bill

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