• Short Summary

    Prime Minister Golda Meir said on Saturday night (29 December) that her ruling Labour Party would be prepared for territorial compromise with the Arabs, but reiterated that Israel would not withdraw from the strategic Golan Heights or agree to the division of Jerusalem.

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    Prime Minister Golda Meir said on Saturday night (29 December) that her ruling Labour Party would be prepared for territorial compromise with the Arabs, but reiterated that Israel would not withdraw from the strategic Golan Heights or agree to the division of Jerusalem.

    Speaking at a rally in Tel Aviv prior to Monday's (31 December) general election, Mrs. Meir also hinted that Israel would not leave the stronghold of Sharm El Sheikh, at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, since this would endanger Israel's shipping route to the Red Sea port of Eilat.

    But Mrs. Meir again declared that if Israel wanted peace, the country's borders must be different from those before the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.

    Directing herself to the current Middle East Peace Conference taking place in Geneva, Mrs. Meir said Israel was participating with the whole-hearted aim of reaching a peace settlement, but not at the price of giving up security.

    SYNOPSIS: In Tel Aviv on Saturday night, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir received an enthusiastic welcome from supporters at one of the last rallies before Monday's general election.

    During her speech, Mrs. Meir said that her ruling Labour Party would be prepared for compromise with the Arabs over land claims, but she again said that Israel would not withdraw from the strategic Golan Heights or agree to the division of Jerusalem.

    The Israeli Prime Minister also hinted that Israel would not pull out of Sharm El Sheikh, the stronghold at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, because to do so would endanger Israeli shipping in the Red Sea...While confirming Israel's willingness to compromise, Mrs. Meir said that compromise would end where Israeli security was concerned.

    Mrs. Meir reaffirmed that Israel was taking part in the Geneva Middle East Peace Conference with the aim of reaching a peace settlement. But, she emphasised, a settlement would not be reached at the price of giving up security.

    In concluding her remarks, Mrs. Meir said that if Israel wanted peace, the country's borders must be different from those before the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3R02KXHYXOUVWY2IUNSGLD58M
    Media URN:
    VLVA3R02KXHYXOUVWY2IUNSGLD58M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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