Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr. Yigal Allon, has said the current caretaker government is pledged to?
SV INTERIOR Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon on speakers rostrum in Jerusalem meeting
CU Allon addressing conference
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SV Allon continuing address
ALLON: "As far as the government of Israel is concerned, we are ready and willing to participate in the Geneva peace conference as early as possible if this can be reconvened and if the road for its reconvening will not be blocked."
ALLON: "So this is the situation. I do hope that the new administration in the United States will find the ways and means to explain to the Arab neighbours of ours that there is no question of imposition and there is no alternative to negotiation. This was a clear promise made by President-elect Carter in his election campaign and I see no reason why agreement should be imposed instead of negotiated."
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Background: Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr. Yigal Allon, has said the current caretaker government is pledged to press on with efforts to achieve a Middle East peace settlement. Mr. Allon told the Knesset (Parliament) in Jerusalem on Tuesday (28 December) the government would continue to explore the possibilities of reaching agreement to end the state of war between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
SYNOPSIS: On Monday (27 December), Mr. Allon told a meeting of academics from the U.S.A., Australia, Canada and Japan the Israel would attend a reconvened Geneva peace conference.
He spoke of United States involvement.