On the eve of the second round of peace talks between Israel and Egypt at Camp David in the United States, Israel's "Peace Now" movement met at the Ram Hotel in Jerusalem on Monday (19 February).
LV INTERIOR Audience seated in Ram Hotel, Jerusalem.
LV & CU "Peace Now" organiser, Zalli Reshef, addressing meeting in Hebrew.
LV ZOOM INTO SV & CU Knesset member addressing meeting in Hebrew. (3 SHOTS)
CU "Peace Now" organiser speaking in English.
ORGANISER: "We are holding this meeting here this evening and calling on our Government to show flexibility and to stop the settlements in the Left Bank that can only be obstacles in the road towards peace. we have here this evening, members of the Knesset from a large group of political parties, who we believe represent a very big group of public opinion, who want peace very much. And we are calling on the Government to show flexibility and to make peace at last the reality we so much hope for."
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Background: On the eve of the second round of peace talks between Israel and Egypt at Camp David in the United States, Israel's "Peace Now" movement met at the Ram Hotel in Jerusalem on Monday (19 February). Knesset members of all parties were in the audience and several spoke at the meeting.
SYNOPSIS: More than three hundred "Peace Now" members and sympathisers at the meeting were told by one of the organiser, Zalli Reshef, they had to find ways to show the movement's support for the Camp David talks and any such talks in the future. Flexibility must be the keynote, he said, to bring them to a successful conclusion as speedily as possible.
But Several Knesset members said any Israeli concessions must be made with the nations's security in mind. Egypt was reproached for demanding new concessions from Israel while refusing to make any herself. The meeting ended with a statement from a `Peace Now" organiser.