• Short Summary

    The Israeli Prime Minister, Mrs Golda Meier, today-(Monday) told the Knesset (Parliament) that Israel welcomed any sincere political aid aimed at influencing the countries of the Middle East to turn their faces towards peace, to stop shooting and to start talking.

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    The Israeli Prime Minister, Mrs Golda Meier, today-(Monday) told the Knesset (Parliament) that Israel welcomed any sincere political aid aimed at influencing the countries of the Middle East to turn their faces towards peace, to stop shooting and to start talking. But she rejected the idea of a limited ceasefire with Egypt.

    In the first Israeli reaction to the new American Middle East initiatives outlined by U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers last Thursday, Mrs Meier also said that Israel would continue its present military activity to defend itself. The country would also continue to oppose the establishment of missile bases on the Egyptian-held western bank of the Suez Canal.

    Referring to the idea of a limited ceasefire, suggested by President Nasser of the United Arab Republic, Mrs Meier said that if the suggestion was accepted the renewal of fire at the end of the limited period of time would be legitimated in President Nasser's eyes. "The aggressor could then claim that he is freed of his obligations and entitled to renew the war", she said.

    Mrs Meier accused the Soviet Union of encouraging "warmongers" in Arab Governments and states. She made no reference to Israel's request for 125 jet aircraft, to which Mr. Rogers made no reply in his press conference, nor did she mention the present state of Israel - U.S. relations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2UML2M214NLYNN26NLTOQGBH5
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UML2M214NLYNN26NLTOQGBH5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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