Israeli Prime Minister, Mrs. Golda Meir, made a speech in Jerusalem on Thursday (November 29)?
Israeli Prime Minister, Mrs. Golda Meir, made a speech in Jerusalem on Thursday (November 29) for Israeli soldiers who died in the recent war with the Arabs. She said the Israelis had been caught by surprise.
Services were held in Israel and Jerusalem on Thursday. The relatives of dead soldiers say that some of their bodies have not yet been handed over by the Arabs. In her speech, Mrs. Meir said the Israelis had been caught by surprise because they had thought the Arabs wanted peace. Her sentiments were similar to those expressed in the previous day's speech to the American Jewish Society, when she said that the Arabs did not really seem to want peace.
SYNOPSIS: Memorial services were held in Israel and Jerusalem on Wednesday for troops killed in the recent war with Egypt and Syria. Nearly two thousand soldiers were lost in the war.
Not all the bodies have yet been returned to Israel. On the day of the services there were angry demonstrations in Jerusalem because not all those missing in action have yet been accounted for.
Prime Minister Golda Meir addressed a gathering of mourners at the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem. On the previous day she had been pessimistic about the peace talks which will shortly take place in Geneva. She said that the recent war had sprung from a mistaken belief that the Arabs were interested in peace.