• Short Summary

    IN THE LESS THAN THREE YEARS SINCE THE SIX-DAY WAR OF JUNE, 1967, ISRAEL'S WAR INDUSTRY HAS REPORTEDLY DOUBLE ITS WORK FORCE AND TRIPLED ITS OUTPUT.

  • Description

    IN THE LESS THAN THREE YEARS SINCE THE SIX-DAY WAR OF JUNE, 1967, ISRAEL'S WAR INDUSTRY HAS REPORTEDLY DOUBLE ITS WORK FORCE AND TRIPLED ITS OUTPUT. A REASON, ACCORDING TO AN AMERICAN TV REPORTER, IS THAT DESPITE WESTERN RELUCTANCE TO SELL WEAPONS TO ISRAEL, THERE HAS BEEN NO RELUCTANCE TO SUPPLY THE LATEST AUTOMATED MACHINERY TO HER ARMS INDUSTRIES.

    WAGES IN THE ARMS PLANTS ARE NOT HIGHER THAN ELSEWHERE IN INDUSTRY, BUT IT IS CONSIDERED A PATRIOTIC DUTY TO WORK THERE. THE MANPOWER SHORTAGE REPORTEDLY TROUBLING ISRAEL'S FARMS AND FACTORIES IS NO PROBLEM IN THE ARMS FACTORIES, NOR ARE THE SLOPPY WORK HABITS AND ABSENTEEISM WHICH ARE SAID TO PLAGUE THE CIVILIAN ECONOMY.

    THE FACT THAT THE ARMS PLANTS EMPLOY THOUSANDS WHY A GENERAL STAFF OFFICER RECENTLY SAID WITH CONFIDENCE THAT NO ARMS EMBARGO COULD BRING ISRAEL TO HER KNEES.

    ISRAEL DOES NOT YET PRODUCE THANKS, BUT IT DOES PRODUCT TANK GUN BARRELS; IT DOES NOT YET PRODUCE JET AIRCRAFT, BUT IT DOES PRODUCE AIRCRAFT CANNON. THE PRINCIPAL GOAL IS SAID TO BE TO MAINTAIN AND INCREASE ISRAEL'S FIREPOWER.

    THE NATIONAL MILITARY INDUSTRY REPORTEDLY SUPPLIES 80 PER CENT OF ISRAEL'S AMMUNITION NEEDS, ALL OF HER MORTARS, AND MOST HEAVY ARTILLERY--500 ITEMS IN ALL. AS THE ARMS RACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST INCREASE IN TEMPO, ISRAEL HAS NOT DISGUISED PLANS TO DEVELOP EVEN MORE SOPHISTICATED WEAPONS SYSTEMS ITS OWN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8AAUR9AV0YUYEMBBCVRAQIAM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AAUR9AV0YUYEMBBCVRAQIAM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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