Special sessions of the Israeli cabinet today (Sunday, January 13) authorised United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to present to Egypt a new peace formula for the separation and disengagement of forces in Suez.
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"I have presented to the Israeli Government the Egyptian approach of disengagement, taking into account the plan which I had been authorised to present. I will now do my very best to present the Israeli considerations when I meet with President Sadat."
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Background: Special sessions of the Israeli cabinet today (Sunday, January 13) authorised United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to present to Egypt a new peace formula for the separation and disengagement of forces in Suez.
Dr. Kissinger had arrived the previous day direct from his talks with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at Aswan. In Jerusalem, he negotiated with Deputy Premier Yigal Allon -- Prime Minister Golda Meir was ill -- and Foreign Minister Abba Eban. And they reported directly to the Israeli cabinet.
Dr. Kissinger said that the Israeli leaders had taken into account what he had told them abut Egyptian ideas when drafting their new disengagement proposals. Prior to flying back to Egypt for a second meeting with President Sadat tonight, Dr. Kissinger summed up the first two stages of his mission like this:
Dr. Kissinger also hinted that if he meets with progress when presenting the Israeli proposals to President Sadat, he hopes to shuttle back to Jerusalem for further talks with Israeli leaders.
Today's meeting of the Israeli cabinet also asked Dr. Kissinger to express readiness for negotiations on the separation and disengagement of forces in the confrontation with Syria -- on condition that the Syrians first present a list of Israeli prisoners of war, and allow the International Red Cross to visit them. There have been reports that Egypt has ???anding negotiations with Syria as part of the new peace initiate
In Israeli meantime, relatives of Israeli prisoners held in Syria kept up pressure to help speed their release. Fifty of them peacefully demonstrates outside the Israeli Prime Minister's Office, calling on Dr. Kissinger to help the case of Syrian-held POWs, and later the American Secretary of State met several of them and pledged that he would continue working on the release of the prisoners.