Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir on Saturday (11 December) expressed the hope that the United States Government will respond to Israel's needs by taking concrete steps, vital to her security.
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TRANSCRIPT SEQ 2: MRS. MEIR: Why Jews, like every other people, want to be free, independent, whey is it so difficult for us to explain that this is an elementary right that we must enjoy, as Jews, the same as every other people. And I honestly and sincerely believe had this family of nations dared to speak up and judge not according to expediency, but according to what is right or what is wrong, who really wants peace, and who goes from one war to another, the life of Israel would be easier, but not only that, the entire area in which we live would be much better off.
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Background: Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir on Saturday (11 December) expressed the hope that the United States Government will respond to Israel's needs by taking concrete steps, vital to her security.
Mrs. Meir, who was speaking at a meeting of the United Jewish Appeal last week, conferred in Washington with President Nixon and Secretary of State William Rogers. Among the topics discussed was Israel's long-standing request for Phantom jet aircraft and other discussions has not been made public.