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Dayan Resignation #56721

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 21, 1979
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(Studio) Resignation of Israeli foreign minister Moshe Dayan announced. Prime Min. Menahem Begin's policy with regard to Palestinian autonomy cited as reason for resignation.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Jerusalem, Israel) Wk.-long protests against government policies with regard to West Bank noted. Gush Emunim protests and eviction from small camps on West Bank by Israeli army noted. Tel Aviv demonstration of those opposing Begin and Gush Emunim shown. [DAYAN - explains why he resigned.] [Prime Min. Menahem BEGIN - comments on effect of Dayan resignation on his government]
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(DC) United States view that Dayan was most creative of Israeli negotiators. [Robert STRAUSS - says Dayan resignation will not end Palestinian autonomy talks.] Belief that Dayan was only cabinet member that could coax flexibility out of Begin noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Anwar Sadat said to fear that Dayan resignation will make Palestinian solution more difficult.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Seamans, Bill

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