• Short Summary

    MRS GOLDA MEIR WAS TODAY (MONDAY) SWORN IN AS PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL AT THE KNESSET (THE ISRAELI PARLIAMENT).

  • Description

    MRS GOLDA MEIR WAS TODAY (MONDAY) SWORN IN AS PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL AT THE KNESSET (THE ISRAELI PARLIAMENT). HER CABINET OF TWENTY ONE MINISTERS - IDENTICAL IN COMPOSITION TO HER PREDECESSOR, MR ESHKOL'S - WAS SWORN IN AT THE SAME SESSION.

    THE CABINET MEMBERS WERE SWORN IN BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, MR KADISH LUZ. AFTER MRS MEIR SOUGHT A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN HER APPOINTMENTS, WHICH SHE CARRIED BY 84 VOTES TO 12.

    IN HER POLICY STATEMENT TO THE KNESSET MRS MEIR SAID THAT THE NEW GOVERNMENT WOULD CARRY ON THE PROGRAMME OF THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION. SHE PLEDGE HERSELF TO REGARD THE SAFEGUARDING OF THE COUNTRY'S SECURITY AS HER CENTRAL TASK, BUT COUPLE THIS WITH AN UNDERTAKING TO "CONTINUE TO STRIVE FOR PEACE."
    MRS MEIR INSISTED ON DIRECT PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE ARABS, REJECTED THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SOLUTION TO MIDDLE EAST PROBLEMS IMPOSED BY THE GREAT POWERS AND REAFFIRMED THAT ISRAEL WOULD CONTINUE TO HOLD ARAB GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.

    TODAYS PARLIAMENTARY SESSION BROUGHT MRS MEIR OFFICIALLY TO POWER JUST 19 DAYS AFTER THE DEATH OF MR LEVI ESHKOL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASDTF2LLLOFS35CVEEIIDZLJF
    Media URN:
    VLVAASDTF2LLLOFS35CVEEIIDZLJF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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