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Dayan’s Proposal to Renegotiate Cease-fire Under Consideration by Government

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A proposal by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan to renegotiate the standstill cease-fire agreement in the Suez Canal zone is under consideration at the highest government levels. If it is accepted, the suggestion might be taken up in Washington when Premier Golda Meir visits President Nixon later this month, Gen. Dayan maintained that the original cease-fire agreement that went into effect Aug. 7 proved unworkable because Egypt immediately moved missiles into the standstill zone. His plan reportedly would establish a 20-mile demilitarized strip on both sides of the waterway to be supervised only by light patrols. (Israel’s United Nations Ambassador Yosef Tekoah met with United Nations envoy Gunnar V. Jarring in New York today to inform him officially of Israel’s withdrawal from the peace talks under his auspices pending rectification of Egypt’s cease-fire violations.)

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