United States' Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, held fresh peace talks with Israeli leaders?
GV ZOOM INTO P.M.'s office in Jerusalem (2 shots)
SV PAN Ali and Israeli Ambassador to US Dienitz leave building
SV Rabin out of building and into car
LV Kissinger off aircraft and greeted by Allon
GV Kissinger's motorcade leaves
SV (NIGHT) Peres enters P.M.'s office building
SV Allen arrives and waits outside building for Kissinger
SV Kissinger out of car, greeted by Allon and into building
SV INTERIOR Israeli and US delegation seated across table
SV EXTERIOR Newsmen
SV Demonstrators outside building chanting and carrying banners (2 shots)
SV Kissinger and Allon leave building, followed by other officials (2 shots)
CU Kissinger speaks
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ 14): "The Israel negotiating team, we reviewed all the elements of the negotiation in very great detail, in a very constructive spirit, based on the discussion that took place in the Israel Cabinet today. The Israeli side presented the Israeli ideas in response to the egyptian ideas that I brought here from Aswan. And I plan to go to Egypt tomorrow to present them. The Israeli and American negotiating teams will meet again tomorrow. Thank you."
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This film is serviced with Dr. Kissinger's comments to newsmen.
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Background: United States' Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, held fresh peace talks with Israeli leaders on Sunday (16 March) -- following his return from brief visits to Damascus and Amman --amid reports of a stalemate on the Israeli side.
Dr. Kissinger said his talks with the Israeli team -- headed by Prime Minister Mr. Yitzhak Rabin, Foreign Minister Yigal Allon and Defence Minister Shimon Peres -- were based on earlier discussions that took place in the Israeli Cabinet.
The Cabinet has been unwilling to move from their original decision to withdraw troops only 30 to 50 kilometres (20 to 30 miles) in Sinai in return for political concessions by Egypt.
The Egyptians want the Israelis to pull back from key mountain passes and oil-??? Sinai. But they would not agree to a non-belligerency pact with Israel in exchange for such withdrawals.
A demonstration was held outside the Prime Minister's office against any withdrawal, except under the "strictest safeguards".
The American Secretary of State left for Aswan in Upper Egypt for further talks with President Anwar Sadat on the following day. He was expected to return to Jerusalem on Tuesday to continue his peace-seeking discussions with the Israelis.