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Mideast / Hussein Interview #55513

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 31, 1978
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(Studio) Camp David meeting between US, Egypt and Israel considered. Alternatives of solutions pondered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Jerusalem, Israel) [Menahem BEGIN - speaks favorably of mutual defense treaty with US.] United States troops as part of peacekeeping force on west bank said undesirable to Israel. [BEGIN - rejects any foreign troops in Judea, Samaria or Gaza Strip.] Israeli military control of west bank said Begin stance.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(DC) White House blamed for starting of squabble with regard to Camp David meeting Details given. Israel insistence on its own press center for meeting reported, contrary to White House desire that United States handle press relations
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(No location given) King Hussein of Jordan, though not to be at Camp David meeting, said strategic in Egypt-Israeli negotiations. Ownership of w. bank lands considered. Hussein interviewed. [HUSSEIN - expects little success from Camp David meeting Gives reasons.] Failure of meeting considered. [HUSSEIN - points out United States stake in meeting Trend toward Communism considered.] Further report of interview slated for "Issues and Answers" Sunday
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Seamans, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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