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Palestinian Autonomy / Hebron #64603

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 19, 1980
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(Studio) Significance of Arab-autonomy issue in Egypt-Israel relations noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Jerusalem, Israel) Report from occupied territory. Scenes shown. Hebron featured. Jew and Arab claims of descending from Abraham noted. Resulting conflict said crucial. Recent killing of Jewish youth in Hebron recalled. Settlement of Jews in Hebron, with Begin permission, said causing tension. Jews said fearing Palestinian state. [BEGIN - fears USSR domination of Palestinian state.] Sadat desires with regard to Arab autonomy outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Egypt confidence in Carter said weakened by flip-flop on United Nations vote. Sadat said not desiring further separation of self from other Arabs. Begin's weakened confidence in Carter and feeling of many Israelis that Begin is too hard-line with regard to Palestinians noted. European allies of US said favoring more authority for Palestinians. Difficulty of Carter position noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Seamans, Bill

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