Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin left the Norwegian capital of Oslo on Monday (11 December) with his Nobel Prize for more talks with the United States on the stalled peace talks between Israeli and Egypt.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: MAREI: "We have now come in the peace process to a moment of truth, which requires each one of us to take a new look at the situation. I trust that you all know that when I made my first trip to Jerusalem my aim was not to strike a deal as some politicians do. I made my trip because I am convinced we owe it to this generation, and the generations to come, not to leave a stone unturned, in our pursuit of peace."
SEQ. 7: BEGIN: "Then you would learn that we had 3 differences of opinion, but whenever we recall those days of Jerusalem we say always that they were shining beautiful days, of friendliness and understanding. It was in this same atmosphere that the meetings in Ismailia were conducted, in the spirit of the Nobel Prize tradition. We gave to each other the most momentous pledge - no more war, no more bloodshed. We shell negotiate and reach agreement."
Other points made in Mr. Begin's speech included a tribute to the late Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir, who died on Friday. He said she had striven with all her heart to achieve peace between Israel and her country's neighbours. Mr. Begin also made a reference to Jewish brethren who were deprived of the basis human right to go to their homeland. This was understood to refer to the position of Soviet Jews who are often barred from emigrating to Israel.
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Background: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin left the Norwegian capital of Oslo on Monday (11 December) with his Nobel Prize for more talks with the United States on the stalled peace talks between Israeli and Egypt. The US Secretary of State, Mr. Cyrus Vance, arrived in Cairo on Sunday (10 December) and after talks with President Sadat will go on to Israel.
SYNOPSIS: The Akershus, the old fortress in the centre of Oslo was the venue for the Nobel Prize ceremony.
It was the initial accords reached between Israel and Egypt last September that led to the Nobel Peace Prize awards to President Sadat and Prime Minister Begin. King Olaf of Norway attended the prize giving.
Mr. Begin and Mr. Sayed Marei representing President Sadat, both pledged their efforts towards peace in the Middle East. Both leaders warmly praised President Carter of the United States for calling the peace talks which were held at Camp David, Maryland. mr. Begin said the Camp David accords could serve as the first step towards a comprehensive peace in the region. Speaking for President Sadat, Mr. Marei said: