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Mideast / Dayan Interview #52922

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 09, 1978
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(Studio) Interview with Israeli foreign minister Dayan shown. Question with regard to Israeli Pledge to President Carter with regard to settlements in occupied lands mentioned. [DAYAN - states promise he made to Carter, on behalf of Prime Min. Begin, with regard to establishment of military camps on west bank during Peace efforts. Did say that there might be new military camps and new civilian settlements in these. ResPonds to question with regard to possible stretching of this Point. States that Israel abides by every word of promise.] Anchor quotes President Carter with regard to settlements as obstacles to peace; asks why they are created. [DAYAN - Israelis are there to build Israel and can't abide by all Arab objections; if Americans support Arab objections, then Israelis and Americans differ. ResPonds to question with regard to these actions as apparent takeover of lands.] President Sadat's comments on own actions in going to Jerusalem and demands for Israel to make comparable gesture in giving back occupied lands noted. [DAYAN - says Egypt's security wasn't threatened by Sadat's trip to Jerusalem, but in his asking for return of west bank, Golan Heights, Sharm el-Sheikh and Sinai there's question of Israel's security. On question of this bringing peace, asks if Sadat can guarantee what will happen in future.] Dayan's statements on agreement on Sinai and separate Israeli-Egyptian peace detailed.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Walters, Barbara

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