The Middle East peace talks between Israel and Egypt were still continuing on Tuesday (24 October) despite the absence of the top Israeli negotiators.
SVs EXT Members of Israeli Cabinet, including Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Yigael Yadin, arriving for meeting (5 shots)
SV INT Prime Minister Menachim Begin and Cabinet seated around table during discussions
SV Minister of Defence Mr. Ezer Weizman talking to colleague (2 shots)
TOP VIEW Cabinet seated at table
Despite the absence of the top Israeli negotiators, the talks were continuing among the delegation in Washington to consolidate the accords reached at the historic meeting held at Camp David under the aegis of United States President Carter. One of the matters being discussed is understood to be Israel's supply of oil from Sinai.
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Background: The Middle East peace talks between Israel and Egypt were still continuing on Tuesday (24 October) despite the absence of the top Israeli negotiators.
SYNOPSIS: The leading Israeli negotiators had returned to Israel for talks with Government leaders and a Cabinet meeting to consider progress during the second round of talks in the United States. On two days (23 and 24 October)the Israeli Cabinet met to consider the draft of a possible Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty.
Tuesday's (24 October) Cabinet debate lasted for seven hours and ended inconclusively. It was expected to continue on Wednesday. The problem has been what Israel regards as pitfalls in the draft agreement which was signed in Washington last week. Economic and military matters are reported to be the outstanding issues involved.