• Short Summary

    ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER ABBA EBAN COMMENTING ON WEDNESDAY'S RAID INTO LEBANON SAID YESTERDAY (3 DEC) THAT HIS COUNTRY'S POLICY IS TO REACT TO GUERILLA ACTIVITY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV ZOOM INTO MV SPEAKING SOF: " THE OPERATIVE WORD..." ENDS: "...KILLING US".
    0.57

    2.
    SV JOURNALISTS & CAMERAMEN (3 SHOTS) (SILENT)
    1.07

    3.
    LV ZOOM IN EBAN SPEAKING SOF: "YES, I THINK ...." ENDS:"...ARAB STATES"
    1.55


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 1) ISRAELI RAID - EBAN: "THE OPERATIVE WORD IS RELATIVELY QUIET, IF IT WAS COMPLETELY QUIET THEN OF COURSE THERE WOULD BE A COMPLETE ABSENCE OF RESPONSE ON OUR SIDE. BUT OUR POLICY IS WE REACT PROVOCATION. THE QUIETNESS WAS DISTURBED YESTERDAY BY ATTACKS ON CIVIL TRANSPORTATION WITHIN ISRAELI TERRITORY AND SINCE IT WAS KNOWN THAT THERE WAS A NEST OR BASE OF TERRORISTS AT A CERTAIN PLACE AND WE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THEM. THIS IS NORMAL POLICY WHICH WAS STATED BY ME I THINK LAST FEBRUARY, AND SINCE THE EL FATAH AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS HAVE CLAIMED THAT THEY HAVE A PERMANENT RIGHT TO KILL US WE HAVE A PERMANENT RIGHT TO TAKE SUCH STEPS AS WILL PREVENT THEM FROM KILLING US."



    (SEQ. 3) FOUR POWER TALKS - EBAN: " YES I THINK THAT'S TRUE THAT THE INITIATIVE ARISES FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM AND FRANCE. NOW IT WAS ONCE SAID CORRECTLY BY THE U.S. THAT IF THE U.S. AND THE SOVIET UNION ARE UNABLE TO CONCERT THEIR POLICY WHEN THEY MEET BILATERALLY, THEY ARE VERY UNLIKELY TO BE ABLE TO REACH A BETTER RESULT WHEN THEY MEET WITH TWO OTHERS. THEREFORE THE AGREEMENT TO MEET IN THE QUADRILATERAL FRAMEWORK WITHOUT HAVING RECEIVED THE SLIGHTEST POSITIVE INDICATION OR REPRESENTS A CHANGE WHICH IS EXPLAINED VERY MUCH TO THE PUBLIC BY THE FORTHCOMING SUMMIT CONFERENCE OF THE ARAB STATES."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER ABBA EBAN COMMENTING ON WEDNESDAY'S RAID INTO LEBANON SAID YESTERDAY (3 DEC) THAT HIS COUNTRY'S POLICY IS TO REACT TO GUERILLA ACTIVITY. HE ADDED THAT THE ISRAELI ACTION WAS TAKEN AFTER ATTACKS ON ISRAELI CIVILIAN TRANSPORT AND SETTLEMENTS THERE.

    MR EBAN WAS SPEAKING AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN JERUSALEM. HE ALSO DISCUSSED THE BIG FOUR TALKS, AIMED AT A MIDDLE EAST SETTLEMENT BEING HELD IN NEW YORK: FIRST HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE ISRAELI ACTION AGAINST THE ARAB COMMANDO BASE IN THE MOUNT HERMON AND THEN ABOUT THE BIG FOUR TALKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4MYRJ9B91VZA52ZN884OFK8YU
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MYRJ9B91VZA52ZN884OFK8YU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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