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Common Market Conference / Europe and The Palestinians #65987

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 13, 1980
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(Studio) Ending of European Common Mkt. summit conference in Venice, Italy, noted; groups' decision to step up involvement in Mideast peace process mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Venice, Italy) Summit's resolution on Mideast outlined on screen; US, USSR , Israel, PLO, Camp David accords, Afghanistan invasion incld. in report
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(DC) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie's response to Common Mkt.'s Mideast resolution reported [MUSKIE - comments on resumption of Israel-Egypt-US talks.] Israel's rejection of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) participation noted reiterated today. [MUSKIE - notes need for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) recognition of Israel.] US satisfaction with European communique mentioned.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Egyptian reaction to Common Mkt. resolution noted; European opinion of Camp David formula reported Films shown. Europe's position re: Palestinian autonomy examined in detail. [Lord BETHELL - says Anwar Sadat's attempt to settle issue isn't enough.] Incring. acknowledgement of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Europe outlined; Yasir Arafat's UN appearance 6 years ago and his success since in winning international support recalled. Films shown. Europe's only Jewish head of government, Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky noted 1st west European leader to recognize PLO. [Prime Min. Menahem BEGIN - reiterates Israel's position on PLO.] Current status of Palestinian refugees outlined; Europe's perception of United States policy towards Mideast discussed. Details outlined on screen. Role of incring. violence in situation considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Salinger, Pierre

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