• Short Summary

    ISRAEL INDICATE LATE LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) THAT SHE HAD NO IMMEDIATE INTENTION OF USING FORCE TO BREAK THE EGYPTIAN BLOCKADE OF THE GULF OF AQABA.

  • Description

    ISRAEL INDICATE LATE LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) THAT SHE HAD NO IMMEDIATE INTENTION OF USING FORCE TO BREAK THE EGYPTIAN BLOCKADE OF THE GULF OF AQABA. PRIME MINISTER LEVI ESHKOL SAID IN A RADIO ADDRESS THAT ISRAEL HAD AID DOWN POLICY LINES INTENDED TO 'OBVIATE THE NECESSITY OF ISRAEL HAVING TO USE HER ARMED FORCES FOR HER DEFENCE'. DURING THE DAY, HOWEVER, CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING EXERCISES AND PROTECTIVE MEASURES HAVE BEEN UNDER WAY THROUGHOUT ISRAEL. TRENCHES CONTINUED TO RUT THE STREETS IN TEL AVIV, AND AIR-RAID SHELTERS HAVE BEEN CLEANED AND ALLOCATED.

    THE BIG CALL UP OF THE RESERVE FORCES LEAVES A NOTICEABLE DEARTH OF MEN ON THE CIVILIAN SCENE. NEWS BULLETINS ARE ANXIOUSLY MONITORED AS A FULL PROGRAMME OF CIVIL DEFENCE PREPARATIONS IS PUT INTO ACTION. EVEN THE BEDOUIN DESERT ENCAMPMENTS HAVE BEEN VISITED BY POLICE TO ENSURE THAT THEIR OCCUPANTS ARE FAMILIAR WITH SOME RUDIMENTARY AIR RAID DRILL.

    PRIME MINISTER ESHKOL'S SURPRISE ADDRESS CAME AFTER A FOUR-HOUR CABINET MEETING TO HEAR THE REPORT OF FOREIGN MINISTER ABBA EBAN ON HIS SUPPORT RAISING TRIP TO THE WESTERN CAPITALS. MR. ESHKOL SAID THE CABINET HEARD OF 'THE INCREASING READINESS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA TO ACT WITHOUT DELAY FOR THE IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF THE BLOCKADE IMPOSED IN THE TIRAN STRAITS'. AND HE STRESSED THAT ISRAEL WAS STILL IN DANGER AS A RESULT OF THE BLOCKADE AND THE MASSING OF EGYPTIAN TROOPS ALONG THE SINAI DESERT BORDER WITH ISRAEL.

    PRESIDENT NASSER'S REACTION CAME IN A RARE PRESS CONFERENCE LAST NIGHT WITH WARNING THAT SHOULD ANY COUNTRY INTERVENE IN A WAR BETWEEN THE ARAB STATES AND ISRAEL HE WOULD SEAL OFF THE SUEZ CANAL. THE PRESIDENT REJECTED THE ANGLO AMERICAN CONTENTION THAT THE STRAITS OF TIRAN WERE INTERNATIONAL WATERS. THEY WERE EGYPTIAN HE INSISTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7VXSXSYB2O9KO3AVYX5P4H6QJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VXSXSYB2O9KO3AVYX5P4H6QJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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