• Short Summary

    ISRAEL'S FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. ABBA EBAN, FLEW INTO LONDON AIRPORT TODAY (FRIDAY) AND SAID HIS?

  • Description


    EBAN OFF AIRCRAFT AND TALKING TO PRESSMEN (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT:



    EBAN:



    "WELL I THINK THAT THE BEST SLOGAN IS MAGNANIMITY IN VICTORY, BUT IT ISN'T MERELY A QUESTION OF MENTAL ATTITUDE. WE WANT TO BUILD CONSTRUCTIVELY A BETTER FUTURE FOR ISRAEL AND FOR THE MIDDLE EAST. OUR THINKING MUST LOOK FORWARD AND BACKWARD. NOT BACKWARD TO (INAUDIBLE) BUT FORWARD TO PEACE."



    INTERVIEWER:



    "AS FOREIGN MINISTER OF ISRAEL ARE YOU PREPARED TO DEAL WITH PRESIDENT NASSER?"



    EBAN:



    "WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PREPARED TO DEAL WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF ANY ARAB STATE AND THAT REMAINS OUR POLICY. BUT IF YOU ASK ME WHAT MY TASK NOW IS -- IT IS TO JOIN WITH MY COLLEAGUES IN THE SEARCH FOR CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS OF PROBLEMS THE VERY EXISTENCE OF WHICH WE COULD HARDLY CONCEIVE A WEEK AGO. THERE HAS TO BE A LOT OF HARD AND DETAILED WORK TO BRING SOME ORDER INTO THIS MIXED-UP, TANGLED SITUATION THAT HAS DEVELOPED."



    INTERVIEWER:



    "ISRAEL'S ARMED FORCES HAVE CAPTURED THE GAZA STRIP, JERUSALEM, SHARM EL SHEIK - ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE THOSE PLACES BACK?"



    EBAN:



    "I'VE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT CLOCKS MOVING FORWARD AND NOT BACKWARDS, BUT WHAT OUR DETAILED DISPOSITIONS WILL BE IS A MATTER FOR US TO DECIDE WITH OUR CABINET AND THEN TO DISCUSS WITH OTHERS. I DOUBT WHETHER LONDON AIRPORT IS THE PROPER PLACE TO MAKE TO FINAL DISPOSITIONS OF THE TERRORISE (INAUDIBLE) SITUATION."




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    Background: ISRAEL'S FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. ABBA EBAN, FLEW INTO LONDON AIRPORT TODAY (FRIDAY) AND SAID HIS GOVERNMENT WAS PREPARED TO DEAL WITH ANY ARAB GOVERNMENT. HE ALSO SAID THAT ISRAEL'S SLOGANS TODAY WAS "MAGNANIMITY IN VICTORY".

    MR. EBAN WAS ON HIS WAY BACK TO TEL AVIV FROM NEW YORK WHERE HE HAS BEEN HAVING TALKS WITH U.S. LEADERS AND U THANT, THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

    AT LONDON AIRPORT MR. EBAN SPOKE TO NEWSMEN:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8P0P0CIPN7C3DF64YLOOETENP
    Media URN:
    VLVA8P0P0CIPN7C3DF64YLOOETENP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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