• Short Summary

    The Knesset - the Israeli Parliament - began its debate on Wednesday (27 September) to consider ratification of the agreements reached at the Camp David summit meeting between Egypt and Israel.

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    The Knesset - the Israeli Parliament - began its debate on Wednesday (27 September) to consider ratification of the agreements reached at the Camp David summit meeting between Egypt and Israel.

    SYNOPSIS: Outside the Knesset building demonstrators protested against concessions put forward by the Israeli delegation at Camp David that would mean the withdrawal of settlements in the Sinai. This has been one of the focal points for dissenters against the stand made by Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Inside the Knesset, Mr Begin came under increasingly strong attacks - many from close associates in the coalition Government. Mr begin listened to their words in silence.

    After twelve hours of debate, nearly seventy members had spoken and not one had kept within the ten minute time allowance for each speaker. The debate carried well over into Thursday (28 September
    Diehard nationalist in the Knesset accused Mr Begin of betraying the nation as the price of peace. Others said the Camp David agreements threaten Israel's security -- a charge Mr Begin has been disputing ever since his return from Camp David in the United States last week. Mr Begin listened without blinking or uttering a word. he was very pale and some Cabinet ministers thought that he may have been becoming ill under the severe political and personal attacks.

    Despite the opposition to the results of the Camp David summit, observers said it appeared that Mr Begin would achieve a majority vote for the agreements. On Thursday (28 September) as Israeli team was preparing to fly to Cairo for peace talks with Egypt.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA12UAE5N6IVHUVZ5582Z3NJ2Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAA12UAE5N6IVHUVZ5582Z3NJ2Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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