Israeli Prime Minster Mrs. Golda Meir announced at Tel Aviv's Lod airport on Saturday (November?
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"As far as Israel is concerned, the only thing that we hope for, and wish for, is that there should be no shooting. the only next thing that we want is that there should be peace -- something that will not be accomplished, achieved, as long as there is shooting.. I sincerely and honestly hope and pray that the implementation of this agreement will pave the way for the next bit step -- real and serious negotiations between us and our neighbours -- and very soon somebody in Israel will be authorised to sign a peace agreement wit hour neighbours. That's the greatest day that we could hope for and wish for. Let's pray that it comes soon. Than you very much."
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Background: Israeli Prime Minster Mrs. Golda Meir announced at Tel Aviv's Lod airport on Saturday (November 10th) that Israel had decided to accept the six-point peace plan proposed by united States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger. She expressed the hope that it would lead to real and serious negotiations' with Egypt.
Mrs. Meir made the announcement just before boarding an aircraft for London, to attend a meeting of the Socialist International. She said that Major-General Aharon Yarly had been authorised to sign the agreement at a meeting point on the Cairo-Suez road.
The main points of the agreement are the continuation of supplies to the encircled Egyptian Third Army, the exchange of prisoners of war and immediate discussions on the ceasefire lines. this is the first time since 1949 that an Egyptian-Israeli conflict has ended in a signed agreement, and Mrs. Meir was hopeful for the future.
SYNOPSIS: Israeli Prime Minster, Mrs. Golda Meir, announced at Tel Aviv's Lod airport on Saturday that Israel had accepted the United States' six-point peace plan.