• Short Summary

    Israeli Prime Minister Mrs Golda Meir, en route to Finland to attend a conference of Socialist International, stopped off in Copenhagen yesterday (Sunday May 23) and answered a Danish Television reporter's questions about the death of the Israeli diplomat, Mr Ephraim Elrom, who was found dead in Istanbul last week after being kidnapped by a left-wing movement.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Mrs Meir seated in the Israeli Embassy, Copenhagen. SOUND IN AT 2FT
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    2.
    CU Mrs Meir (SOF)
    1.52


    TRANSCRIPT: Mrs Meir (SEQ. 2): "It's natural that it's a great sorrow and a shock, although we were very uneasy from the moment he was kidnapped and yet we hoped that decency would prevail, because this is a man innocent of anything. He had nothing to do with the inner problem of Turkey...a diplomat...its doesn't make sense.....no reason.....it's just a mere brutality to kill a man for no reason whatsoever, especially when his wife, in such a tragic manner, appealed to them because she'd been left all alone.



    She only had one son, and he died in an air accident and she pleaded and begged and it made no impression on those men. I want to say that we appreciate very much what the Turkish Government has done."



    REPORTER: "Will it make any reactions between the connections between your country and Turkey?"



    MRS MEIR: "I don't think so. I think the Turkish Government did everything that could be expected of them, and they tried their best and they were really very cross, it seems. But it's just the tragedy of it...the senselessness of it....the brutality to kill for no reason whatsoever".



    REPORTER: "Thank you very much".




    Initials SGM/1853 SGM/1900


    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: Our film shows Mrs Meir speaking, but the sound begins with the reporter's question. Sound of this question should be held down, and only brought up when Mrs Meir begins speaking. (The reporter is off camera throughout).

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Israeli Prime Minister Mrs Golda Meir, en route to Finland to attend a conference of Socialist International, stopped off in Copenhagen yesterday (Sunday May 23) and answered a Danish Television reporter's questions about the death of the Israeli diplomat, Mr Ephraim Elrom, who was found dead in Istanbul last week after being kidnapped by a left-wing movement.

    This is what she said:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4YKXNXDF9BQOF6FZVYXLPY97
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YKXNXDF9BQOF6FZVYXLPY97
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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