A motorcade, with cars covered in large placards, drove through the streets of Tel Aviv, the Israeli capital, on Monday (November 19th) to protest against the acceptance of Dr.
A motorcade, with cars covered in large placards, drove through the streets of Tel Aviv, the Israeli capital, on Monday (November 19th) to protest against the acceptance of Dr. Henry Kissinger's Middle East peace plan.
The demonstration on wheels was organised by three organisations which are opposed to Israel's withdrawal for any part of the territory occupied in the 1967 war. The Citizens Against Surrender, the Movement for a National Referendum, and the Movement for Political Daring, claim to be made up of unaffiliated private citizens opposed toe the political pressures of other countries, in particular the Untied States.
A joint statement from the three bodies accused the Israeli Government of constantly surrendering to the pressures of the United States of State, Dr. Kissinger. The statement said any agreement to withdraw for such "essential defence borders" as the Suez Canal, the Jordan River and the Golan Heights, would result in the Arabs deploying artillery and missiles within striking distance of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Natanya.
The statement claimed the Arabs would consolidate again and attack Israel, using the strategic positions the israelis had surrendered in the name of peace.
About 40 cars took part in the demonstration, setting out from the Main auditorium in central Tel Aviv, the city's best known theatre ad concert hall. The drive lasted about half an hour and went off without incident.
SYNOPSIS: A motorcade of cars was organised in Tel Aviv, the Israeli capital, on Monday, to protest against the acceptance of Dr. Henry Kissinger's Middle East peace plan. The demonstrators felt Dr. Kissinger's plan would jeopardise Israeli security.
The demonstration on wheels was organised by three groups of unaffiliated private citizens. a joint statement said Israel's security would be threatened if the country yielded to pressures to withdraw from any territories occupied in the nineteen sixty-seven war. The statement claimed that if the Israeli government followed Dr. Kissinger's proposals, the Arabs would deploy missiles and artillery within striking distance of Tel Aviv.
The demonstrators said they wanted to awaken the public to the Israeli government's "tranquillising statements" about the peace programme. They claimed the Arabs would consolidate and attack Israel again, using the strategic positions the Israelis had surrendered in the name of peace.