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    ISRAEL'S NEWLY APPOINTED DEFENCE MINISTER, GENERAL MOSHE DAYAN, DECLARED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN TEL AVIV YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) THAT ISRAEL DID NOT WANT ANYONE ELSE TO FIGHT FOR HER.

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    CABINET MEETING; DAYAN; EBAN; ESHKOL; CARMEL; YADIN; SHAREF; DAYAN SPEAKS AT PRESS CONFERENCE (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: GENERAL DAYAN: "I DON'T KNOW IF WE'VE GOT SUCH.....OR NOT. BUT LET ME SAY THAT I PERSONALLY NOT ONLY WOULDN'T EXPECT BUT REALLY DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO FIGHT FOR US. SO WHATEVER CAN BE DONE THROUGH DIPLOMATIC WAYS I WOULD WELCOME AND REALLY ENCOURAGE IN ALL WAYS. IF SOMEHOW IT SHOULD COME TO REAL FIGHTING, I WOULND'T LIKE AMERICAN OR BRITISH BOYS TO GET KILLED HERE IN ORDER TO SECURE ISRAEL - AND I DON'T THINK WE NEED IT."




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    Background: ISRAEL'S NEWLY APPOINTED DEFENCE MINISTER, GENERAL MOSHE DAYAN, DECLARED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN TEL AVIV YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) THAT ISRAEL DID NOT WANT ANYONE ELSE TO FIGHT FOR HER. GENERAL DAYAN WAS BROUGHT INTO THE GOVERNMENT LAST THURSDAY (JUNE 1), AND WAS PRESENT AT A MEETING OF THE ISRAEL CABINET THE SAME DAY.

    GENERAL DAYAN, HERO OF THE ISRAELI 1956 SINAI CAMPAIGN, WORE HIS FAMOUS EYE-PATCH AND BEAMED CHEERFULLY AT CORRESPONDENTS AS HE ANSWERED A BARRAGE OF QUESTIONS.

    HE SAID:
    GENERAL DAYAN WAS ASKED ABOUT THE STRENGTH OF ISRAEL'S FORCES IN COMPARISON WITH THOSE OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

    HE ANSWERED: "THEY HAVE PLENTY OF TANKS AND TROOPS AND EVERYTHING - TOO MUCH - TOO MANY. AND WE HAVE MUCH LESS THAN THEY HAVE. MUCH DEPENDS, OF COURSE, WHERE IS THE BATTLE."
    TODAY IRAQ JOINED THE DEFENCE PACT BETWEEN EGYPT AND JORDAN AND THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT RAISED INCOME TAX AND ORDERED A PRUNING OF GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE. THE ISRAELI CABINET ALSO DECIDED TO FLOAT TWO DEFENCE LOANS, ONE AT HOME FOR 250 MILLION ISRAELI POUNDS (ABOUT GBP30 MILLION STERLING), AND ONE ABROAD FOR 500 MILLION DOLLARS (GBP179 MILLION STERLING).

    WHILE THE CABINET MET TODAY, GUNS BLAZED BRIEFLY ACROSS THE ISRAEL-JORDAN BORDER IN THE DIVIDED CITY OF JERUSALEM. A JORDANIAN SPOKESMAN SAID JORDANIAN TROOPS FIRED ON AN ISRAELI SPOTTER AIRCRAFT FORCING IT BACK INTO ISRAELI AIRSPACE. AN ISRAELI SPOKESMAN SAID JORDANIAN OUTPOSTS FIRED TWICE WITH MACHINE GUNS AT A LIGHT ISRAELI AIRCRAFT AND ONCE AT AN ISRAELI POSITION, BUT NO-ONE WAS HURT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA21H6GQLDOT9C6UMQAFSAG2VI7
    Media URN:
    VLVA21H6GQLDOT9C6UMQAFSAG2VI7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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