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Dayan Drafts Plan for Peace Settlement He Wants Begin to Present to President Carter

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Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan has drafted a plan for a peace settlement with the Arab states. He will present it to the Cabinet for discussion and approval by Premier Menachem Begin before Begin leaves for Washington to meet with President Carter July 19-20, Yediot Achronot reported today.

According to the report, Dayan wants Begin not only to clarify Israel’s views and positions to Carter but to present to the American Administration a new Israeli initiative which his draft represents. Dayan’s plan is said to be based on Israel’s permanent retention of the West Bank and various arrangements and agreements in Sinai and on the Golan Heights. These would contain several options, not excluding further new interim agreements in Sinai and the Golan.

A major feature of the Dayan plan is separation of the issues of Arab refugees and the Arab population in the administered territories. Dayan proposes that the refugee problem be solved with the assistance of international bodies. In the administered territories–mainly Judaea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip–the indigenous Arab population would live in co-existence with Israel, under Israeli control, but would be able to maintain special contacts with Jordan.

Dayan will meet with the ambassadors and other diplomats of several nations during the next few days to test reaction to various parts of his plan, Yediot said.

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