Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir flew to the United States on Wednesday (October 31) to discuss peace in the Middle East with President Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
GV Tilt down from terminal building to SV PAN Mrs. Golda Meir across tarmac and stands at micro-phone as cameramen look on (4 shots)
SV Golda Meir speaking.
SV Golda Meir walks over to airport bus as others look on. Bus away (3 shots).
Mrs. Golda Meir: "I am leaving on a mission to a great power and a very friendly power and a country and a President that have proven their friendship in hours when we needed this friendship. A friend is a real friend, not when you can do without him, but when he is needed and he proves his friendship by action. Then we know that we have a friend and although there are naturally the problems that have to be discussed, I am leaving with deep feelings that they will be discussed in true friendship very frankly and I hope with mutual understanding. If I come back, I hope I will have something more to tell you. Thank you very
Tel Aviv airport terminal building; Mrs. Golda Meir crosses tarmac and stands at microphone; Mrs. Golda Meir speaks; Mrs. Meir walks to airport bus as others look on; bus drives off.
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Background: Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir flew to the United States on Wednesday (October 31) to discuss peace in the Middle East with President Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
On the same day Egypt's President Anwar Sadat repeated his co??? readiness for a peace conference on condition Israeli forces wi??? to lines held on October 22. President Sadat's Special Envoy, A??? Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy was still in Washington on Wednesday, so there could be a more general peace discussion.
Urgent problems exist before negotiations can be started. Mrs. Meir is bound to insist Egypt and Syria release Israeli prisoners-of-war. Israel says the United States and Soviet Union agreed this as a basis for the United Nations Security Council cease-fire resolution.
Observers think Mrs. Meir may back up this demand by mentioning the urgency with which the Soviet Union and apparently Egypt arranged for supplies to reach the Egyptian third army. The Israelis say the army is surrounded on the east bank of the canal. Egypt claim the third army is part of a circle around Israeli troops on the west bank of Suez.
The film includes a speech by Mrs. Meir, a transcript of which follows: