Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin is back home after two days of intensive talks in Egypt -- talks he has described as successful and giving a "further push to peace." Mr.
GV President Sadat and Premier Begin entering room and sitting down as newsmen watch (4 shots)
SCU President Sadat speaking in English and audience applauding
SV Premier Begin speaking
SADAT: "The Egyptian and Israeli delegation discussed the Palestinian problem. The position of Egypt is that on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian state should be established. The position of Israel is that Palestinian Arabs, Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip should enjoy self-rule. And we have agreed that -- because we have differed on this issue -- we agreed that the issue would be discussed in the political committee of the Cairo preparatory conference. I hope I have given you some light upon our work and thank you again."
BEGIN: "Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen. I have come here a hopeful Prime Minister, I am leaving a happy man. The conference at Ismailia has been successful. We will continue with the momentum of the peace-making process. Now starts the phase of the most serious negotiations, in detail: how to establish peace between Egypt and Israel as part of the comprehensive peace settlement throughout the Middle East."
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Background: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin is back home after two days of intensive talks in Egypt -- talks he has described as successful and giving a "further push to peace." Mr. Begin and President Anwar Sadat agreed to form two committees -- one military and one political -- to meet during January to discuss various aspects of a comprehensive settlement. The committees will then report to the Cairo preparatory conference which is to be upgraded to ministerial level.
SYNOPSIS: But at a news conference in Ismailia after the talks, it was clear the two men had failed to reach a breakthrough on the Palestinian question. President Sadat reported first on the discussions:
Mr. Begin then gave his views of the value of the discussions: