President Yitzhak Navon and his wife Ophira gave a reception this afternoon for members of delegations which had arrived in the country in order to attend Golda Meir's funeral.
Ext. President's residence
MS Security forces
CU Hebrew sign: President's Office
Various of Kissinger with Begin and other VIP guests greeting Begin
Various guests pass reception line of Pres. Navon, Mrs. Ophira Navon, PM Begin and Speaker Yitzhak Shamir
Guests incl. Miz Lilian at arm of US Ambassador Lewis, US Congressmen and Senators, members of German delegation incl. Amb. Schutz, members of Canadian delegation, Kissinger, Harold Wilson etc.
Various cutaways for Navon speech
President Navon speaks
Dayan and Kissinger talk
Wilson and Kissinger talk etc.
Street sign outside Begin's home
Kissinger arrives and enters
Justice Goldberg and Senators Javitz and Ribicoff leave Int. Begin and Kissinger
We were given exactly 30 seconds inside and first shot probably much overexposed. Also on outside it was hard to see with night and heavy rain and lights on and off. Kissinger/Begin is only CBS electronic competitive; nobody else was there.
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Background: President Yitzhak Navon and his wife Ophira gave a reception this afternoon for members of delegations which had arrived in the country in order to attend Golda Meir's funeral. The largest such delegation came from the USA and includes the mother of Pres. Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Senators and Congress-men as well as leaders of the Jewish community and Canada's delegation, headed by the Canadian Def.Min. But also from Europe came delegations such as the German Delegation headed by Justice Minister Vogel and individuals representing their governments, such as Harold Wilson from Great Britain. The reception was attended by cabinet ministers led by PM Menhaem Begin and representatives of national institutions.