The Israeli Government has accepted the secret proposals to reconvene the Geneva Mid-East peace talks brought back from the United States by israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan.
GV EXTERIOR: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin walking out of hospital to news microphones on pavement, Tel Aviv.
SCU: Begin talking to newsmen (IN ENGLISH)
SVS: Newsmen watching and trying to ask more questions and Begin getting into car. (THREE SHOTS)
SV INTERIOR: Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan walking into news conference room, and newsmen watching and filming.
SCU: Dayan talking to newsmen. (IN ENGLISH)
"Good morning, everybody. Mazeltov. I would like to express my deep gratitude to my two wonderful doctors...and to the nurses, and all the assistants in the hospital, who gave me the best possible care, and as a result I now can go home. The doctors ordered me to rest another few days at home, but they allowed me to participate in the session of the Cabinet. Thank you."
DAYAN: "Yes, I will...I do recommend it. I think it's a good paper. Not only that it was the best that I...we...could achieve under the circumstances, but on the whole, on merit, think it's a good paper, if we want to go to Geneva. if we don't want to go to Geneva, we can be disappointed with everything. But if we do want to Geneva, with the Arabs and having heir views in mind, and taking care of our interests, I think this is a good paper. Maybe that if we had to draft it by ourselves, and others would have been expected to sign whatever we say, we could have drafted a better paper, but this is...would be most unrealistic. We are dealing with two parties, so we have to....if we want to sit down with them ....then, we have to work....such a paper that would be acceptable for them, too. So in this respect, I think it's a good paper. I recommend it, but id the Government reject it, it's absolutely within their rights, and I won't take any personal offence about it."
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Background: The Israeli Government has accepted the secret proposals to reconvene the Geneva Mid-East peace talks brought back from the United States by israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan. The working agreement on the procedures for getting the talks started was drawn up by Mr Dayan and United States Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. It was approved by the Israeli Cabinet the same day Mr Dayan returned with it. The four-and-a-half-hour debate was the longest yet since the cabinet of Prime Minister Menachem Begin came to power in May this year. But the exact details were not revealed.
SYNOPSIS: Prime Minister Begin was at the meeting within hours of being discharged from hospital under doctors' order to slow down his pace of work. Mr. Begin was in hospital being treated for severe exhaustion and recurrence of heart troubles. Despite a barrage of questions, he revealed nothing of his thoughts on the latest proposals.
This was all he would say before being driven directly from the hospital in Tel Aviv to the seat of the Israeli Government in Jerusalem for a private conference with Mr. Dayan before the marathon cabinet meeting.
But on his return, Mr. Dayan himself was more forthcoming. he repeatedly said ti was a good working paper and the Israeli Government should approve it.