52. Handwritten Note Prepared by the Ambassador to Israel (Lewis)1

Vance, Lewis, Barak, Dinitz

Vance went over Egyptian suggestions2Barak accepted some, rejected others. Will call back tomorrow on some.

Barak: p.6—OK. p.7—OK. With regard to para A–1–(c)3 (p. 7–8) several problems:

1) last sentence (“own form of govt”)—I discussed with MB. He agrees to (change).

2) re (d)—The peace treaty will be submitted for approval to the elected representatives of the parties.”

(or maybe—“submitted to the vote of the elected reps of the parties.”)

3) (c)—Barak has new language:

(gave copy)

Purpose of word “also”: means final solution must also cover poss. claim of sovereign[ty] by both Jordan, Israel, etc.

i.e. to Barakalso means “other claims”.

To Egyptions—also could mean + self-determination

CV—I think it’s a real step. Re the old text of (c), other problems:

Reads whole new “c” per Barak.

9:20—Weizman/Tamir join us.

He had just dropped in on Sadat—½ hour.

Free access tomorrow.

  1. Source: Department of State, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Principal Officer Program Files, Lot 85F104, Personal for Ambassador Lewis—Sensitive Notes 1978. No classification marking. See footnote 72, Document 28.
  2. See footnote 71, Document 28.
  3. Reference is to Paragraph 1(c), of Section A of the “Framework for Peace in the Middle East”, which covers the process whereby the final status of the West Bank and Gaza, and the territories’ relations with its neighbors, would be determined. For the complete text of the Framework agreement as drafted and introduced by the U.S. delegation on September 9, see Document 40. For the complete text of the Framework as signed by Carter, Begin, and Sadat at the White House, see Document 57.