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Mideast Developments #54779

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1978
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(Studio) End to Mideast foreign mins. conf., hosted in England by Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, noted. Progress of talks stated.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Leeds Castle, England) Outcome of talks between Egyptian and Israeli foreign mins., as reported by Secretary Vance, given. Upcoming trips to Mideast by ambassador Alfred Atherton and by Vance noted. [VANCE - assesses progress made in talks.] Interviews of foreign mins. Moshe Dayan and Mohammed Kamel by reporter Peter Snow shown. [DAYAN - says they haven't reached agreement, but are closer now.] [KAMEL - hopes Israeli cabinet will change attitude after Dayan shows them Egyptian peace plan.] Vance's expected mtgs. with Prime Min. Menahem Begin and President Anwar Sadat while in Mideast cited. Plans for another foreign mins. meeting, possibly in El Arish in occupied Sinai, mentioned.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) President Sadat's attitude toward Begin as Israeli leader described. Sadat's recent meeting with Israeli opposition leader Shimon Peres recalled. Film shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Report on disagreement in parliament between Begin and Peres. Details given about information learned that Israel is ready to negotiate immediate return of Sinai capital, El Arish, to Egypt for reciprocal gesture; suggested gesture, with regard to Israeli Sinai settlements, stated.
REPORTER: Andrew Meisels

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Meisels, Andrew

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