Only a few hours before the abrupt recall of the Egyptian delegations P.M. Begin was?
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Background: Only a few hours before the abrupt recall of the Egyptian delegations P.M. Begin was having a cordial meeting with Egyptian newspaper editors ??? Knesset
Int Editors enter
Begin enters and greets warmly invites editors to fire away.
Moussa El Sabry, editor of El Akhbar says Begin says Begin asked that statements not be made which would spoil good will, yet at dinner attacked Egyptian proposals.
Begin replies that he replying to call to divide J'lem which should be compared to his coming to Cairo and suggesting it be divided. Says look out window to hills of bethlehem, where 11 years ago shells fired at knesset and he and other members had to go to shelter. continues no Israeli govt. could give up settlements or would be out next day. if that happened would resign. Talk of resignations making rounds of their two countries.
reporters leave and begin questioned on leaving by other reporters, asked if remarks as dinner did not throw a chill on relations with Egyptian For. Min. says not at all, but if he says in Israel's capitol should be divided, he obliged to reply. It has not effected relations.