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Camp David Accords / Follow-Up #89187

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 26, 1984
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(Studio) Original objective of Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt, and United States role in agreement, recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Current state of Egypt-Israel relations following Camp David agreement examined. ["Al Ahram" magazine foreign editor Hamdi FOUAD - believes situation is worse now than prior to agreement.] Egypt said feeling Israel violated spirit of Camp David with invasion of Lebanon and continued settlement of occupied West Bank; status of Israeli- Egyptian relations described. Current level of United States economic aid to Egypt mentioned. [Former Egyptian prime minister Moustafa KHALIL - accuses United States of not being evenhanded to both Arabs and Israelis.] Criticism of President Hosni Mubarak's approach to situation reviewed; issue of ownership of Sinai resort town considered.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(Jerusalem, Israel) Impact of Israel's domestic political problems on its rel. with Egypt discussed; Egyptian ambassador noted recalled in protest over invasion of Lebanon. Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir's claim that Egypt violated Camp David accords by withdrawing ambassador noted. [SHAMIR - considers situation a mistake.] Standstill of Palestinian autonomy issue and King Hussein's refusal to participate in negotiations mentioned; Israel's current relationship with Syria considered.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Failure of Palestinian autonomy negotiations explained.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Jerusalem, Israel) Limbo-like existence of West Bank Palestinians examined; films shown. Extent of Palestinian refugee presence in Jordan noted. [For. min. Taher MASRI - feels his fellow refugees are hungry for identification] Success of W. Bank refugee Zafir Masri and his concern over United States-Israeli alliance's impact on Palestinians in region outlined. [Zafir MASRI - fears United States policy will result in disaster.]
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

(Studio) Syria's opposition to Camp David accords at the time recalled; current role in Mideast of Syria discussed. [Syrian foreign minister Farouk al-SHARAA - describes his perception of Israel's violation of Camp David accords.] Growing political strength in Arab world of President Hafez al-Assad considered. [Syrian defense minister General Moustafa TLASS - (thru translator) notes United States invaded Lebanon.] Syria's defeat of United States in Lebanon noted forcing Lebanese President Amin Gemayel to cancel peace treaty with Israel. [al-SHARAA - will not accept Israeli control.] Importance of Lebanon to Assad's continuing political stature considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Implications for United States involvement in Mideast affairs of withdrawal from Lebanon recently discussed; United States envoy Don. Rumsfeld's current mission in region mentioned. Secretary of State George Shultz's and President Reagan's political tasks discussed; sensitive issues faced by United States outlined, examined.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
McCourt, Mike;
Redeker, Bill;
Seamans, Bill

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