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Begin-carter Talks to Include the Autonomy Issue

Premier Menachem Begin said today that when he meets with President Carter in Washington on Nov. 13 the stalled West Bank-Gaza autonomy talks will be on the agenda. “Autonomy will certainly be one of the topics but the meeting will cover all developments in the area,” Begin told reporters.

He will leave for the U.S. Nov. 9 for a 10-day visit during which he will attend the Jabotinsky Centennial Dinner in New York Nov. 11. He will appear on NBC-TV “Meet the Press” program Nov. 16 and will address a luncheon for American news media executives sponsored by ABC.

It was announced in Washington, meanwhile, that the U.S. will send a diplomatic team to Israel and Egypt tomorrow with a revised interim proposal for Palestinian autonomy. The delegation will be headed by James Leonard, deputy to special ambassador Sol Linowitz. It will spend a day-and-a-half in Israel before going to Egypt. An American official said the mission would be carried out whether or not Carter is reelected today.

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