Israeli Prime Minister, Mrs. Golda Meir, made a speech in Jerusalem on Thursday (November 29)?
GV & SV Memorial service (2 shots)
SCU Gravestone TILT UP TO Mourners (2 shots)
SV PAN Weeping women
GV Congregated mourners (Rabbi chanting
SCU Hysterical men
SV & GV Soldiers firing salute
Mrs. Meir speaking
MRS. MEIR: We have fought wars. We have won them - often. The tragedy of Yom Kippur was that for a little while we didn't believe our neighbours They said they world fight, they said they would attack us, and since they seemed so useless, so futile, we keep saying 'Lets negotiate, lets negotiate' and they say, 'Well, thanks,' and because we wanted to believe that they can't do it, that they won't do it, we were caught by surprise. And despite the fact it was against terrible odds, against the massive power of tanks and planes and missiles and instructors and advisers and inspirers of the second power in the world, our boys (indistinct) gave us victory.
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Background: 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.