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    In Beirut, the Syrian Nationalist Party celebrated its forty-sixth anniversary with a rally on Sunday, (19 November).

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    In Beirut, the Syrian Nationalist Party celebrated its forty-sixth anniversary with a rally on Sunday, (19 November). The head of the party Abdallah Saade is also political adviser to the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Yasser Arafat. Speeches after the rally included strong criticism of the Lebanese President, Elias Sarkis by the Assistant Secretary of the Lebanese Communist Party, George Haoui.

    SYNOPSIS: Members of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SNSP) paraded through the streets of West Beirut with party flags and banners. The SNSP is a muslim group committed to a continued armed struggle with Israel. After the rally, party supporters listened to speeches by prominent left-wing figures, including a spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

    One of the early speakers was SNSP leader, Abdallah Saade. He emphasised the need to strengthen relations between Arab countries in anticipation of another Arab-Israeli war, and supported the continuing presence of the Syrian peace-keeping force in Lebanon. Lebanese newspapers report that this speech by Georges Haoui, Assistant Secretary of the Lebanese Communist Party strongly criticised Lebanese President, Elias Sarkis. He accused him of failing to implement recommendations on internal security in Lebanon made by Arab Foreign Ministers at their Beiteddin meeting in October.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1YXN6K4BF33G52UD5WKQ0E099
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YXN6K4BF33G52UD5WKQ0E099
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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