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    THE WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. WALTER SCHEEL, AT PRESENT ON A TOUR OF ISRAEL,?

  • Description

    THE WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. WALTER SCHEEL, AT PRESENT ON A TOUR OF ISRAEL, HAS LAID A WREATH IN JERUSALEM IN MEMORY OF THE SIX MILLION JEWS MURDERED BY THE NAZIS. ON A TOUR OF THE YAD VASHEM MEMORIAL, MR. SCHEEL WAS ACCOMPANIED BY MR. GIDEON HAUSNER, THE PROSECUTOR IN THE ADOLF EICHMANN TRIAL. THE WEST FOREIGN MINISTER IS IN ISRAEL FOR TALKS WITH THE GOVERNMENT ON ISRAEL'S RELATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET AND OTHER MATTERS OF MUTUAL INTEREST.

    SYNOPSIS: THE WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. WALTER SCHEEL IS IN ISRAEL FOR TALKS WITH THE GOVERNMENT. SOON AFTER HIS ARRIVAL HE DROVE TO THE YAD VASHEM MEMORIAL IN JERUSALEM TO LAY A WREATH IN MEMORY OF THE SIX MILLION JEWS MURDERED BY THE NAZIS. MEMBERS OF THE BETAR OF YOUTH MOVEMENT SHOUTED "GERMAN MURDERERS" AS MR. SCHEEL DROVE BY. THEY CARRIED PLACARDS CONDEMNING THE VISIT.

    BEFORE THE CEREMONY, MR. SCHEEL WAS SHOWN AROUND THE MEMORIAL BY MR. GIDEON HAUSNER, THE PROSECUTOR IN THE ADOLF EICHMANN TRIAL. SPEAKING AFTER THE CEREMONY, THE FOREIGN MINISTER SAID IT WAS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE THAT HIS PEOPLE HAD EXTERMINATED A WHOLE PEOPLE WHICH LIVED IN THEIR MIDST.

    LATER IN THE DAY MR. SCHEEL WAS GUEST OF HONOUR AT A BANQUET. DURING A SPEECH HE SAID THAT SOME OF THE DANGERS FACING THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT WERE IDENTICAL TO THOSE FACED BY ISRAEL. HE SAID THAT A PERMANENT PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST SHOULD BE REACHED BY THE FREE CONSENT OF THE PARTIES CONCERNED. SUCH A PEACE WAS ALSO IMPORTANT OF EUROPE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5H6L5I0BCJVS5ZD40IDQ98QJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5H6L5I0BCJVS5ZD40IDQ98QJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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