What has become to be called as the "great debate" was due to have begun this morning, at the weekly cabinet session.
PM Menahem Begin arrives
Deputy PM Yigan Yadin arrives
Minister of Defence Chaim Weizman arrives with aide carrying maps
Dayan arrives, FM
Ariel Sharon, Agriculture Minister
Window of PM'S office
Arieh Naor, cabinet spokesman Eng. voicer:
The cabinet today started political discussion.
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Background: What has become to be called as the "great debate" was due to have begun this morning, at the weekly cabinet session. All members were listed to speak and formulate answers to two questions 1. The future of Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza strip after the proposed 5 years of self-rule under Israeli occupation. 2. In which form are the residents of the areas to partake in the decision making re their future, which the US government has posed.
Minister of Foreign affairs briefed the cabinet on questions posed by US. Discussions will be completed next week. Today's discussion will remain only in the knowledge of the cabinet members. Next week the discussions will be concluded and will be made public.