• Short Summary

    WHILE MESS ANGIE BROOKS, PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS, WAS ADDRESSING THE KNESSET YESTERDAY (APRIL 6), 40 DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED OPPOSITE PRIME MINISTER GOLDA MEIR'S OFFICE.

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    WHILE MESS ANGIE BROOKS, PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS, WAS ADDRESSING THE KNESSET YESTERDAY (APRIL 6), 40 DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED OPPOSITE PRIME MINISTER GOLDA MEIR'S OFFICE. THEY WERE THERE TO BEGIN A 3-DAY VIGIL TO PROTEST AGAINST THE ISRAEL GOVERNMENT'S REFUSAL TO ALLOW DR. NAHUM GOLDMANN PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS, TO GO TO CAIRO FOR TALKS ABOUT THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT.

    THE PROTESTORS HAD RECEIVED POLICE SANCTION FOR THE VIGIL ON THE CONDITION THAT THEY STAYED OFF THE ROAD, BUT MEMBERS OF THE GROUP BEGAN TO PAINT ON THE ROAD. ARGUMENTS, THEN SCUFFLES BROKE OUT WITH CIVILIANS HOLDING OPPOSING VIEWS TO THE PROTESTORS, AND THE DEMONSTRATION WAS MOVED TO A FIELD STILL WITHIN VIEW OF THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE. THE DEMONSTRATORS ARE SAID TO BELONG TO THE ISRAELI NEW LEFT.

    LAST NIGHT IN A BROADCAST ON ISRAELI RADIO, DR. GOLDMANN SAID THAT PRESIDENT NASSER WAS PERSONALLY BEHIND THE INVITATION TO HIM TO GO TO CAIRO FOR TALKS. EARLIER, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC DENIED THAT THERE HAD BEEN ANY INVITATION, AS IT WOULD BE A BASIC CONTRADICTION OF EGYPTIAN POLICY AND AGAINST THE DECISIONS OF THE 1967 ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE AT KHARTOUM.

    ON SUNDAY NIGHT (APRIL 5) A FORMAL MEETING OF THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT RESULTED IN A STATEMENT THAT ISRAEL "WOULD RESPOND FAVOURABLY" TO AN INDICATION OF WILLINGNESS ON THE PART OF PRESIDENT NASSER FOR A MEETING TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS VITAL TO ISRAEL AND EGYPT IF EACH SIDE IS FREE TO APPOINT ITS OWN REPRESENTATIVES.

    DR. GOLDMANN HAS NO STANDING AS FAR AS THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT IS CONCERNED ALTHOUGH IT WAS HE WHO INCIDENTALLY NEGOTIATED THE REPARATIONS AGREEMENT WITH WEST GERMANY WHEN ISRAEL AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC HAD NO DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3E1105BEAF1RA4SMZKFWVZ48A
    Media URN:
    VLVA3E1105BEAF1RA4SMZKFWVZ48A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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