Israel has accepted President Carter's invitation to a further round of Middle East peace talks at the Camp David retreat in the United States.
Israel has accepted President Carter's invitation to a further round of Middle East peace talks at the Camp David retreat in the United States. The new round of discussion will try to pick up at the point where a peace mission headed by United States Secretary of State Cyrus Vanes ended in failure last December. At issue still, Reuters News Agency reports, are Egypt's demand that a peace treaty with Israel should not cancel out its former military pledges to other Arab states, and Israel's refusal to allow any connection to be made between any treaty and the issue of self-rule for Palestinians on the West Bank and in Gaza.
SYNOPSIS: Prime Minister Begin announced his government's acceptance of the invitation after a cabinet meeting. He insisted any agreement must have cabinet approval.