• Short Summary

    Sympathisers in the United States for the cause of the Palestinian guerrillas demonstrated in Washington on Monday (7 December) before talks between President Nixon and King Hussein of Jordan on Tuesday (December 8)
    President Nixon called for an early resumption of Arab-Israel peace talks during his talks with King Hussein, on ways to reach a political settlement in the Middle East.

  • Description

    1.
    MV King Hussein and President Nixon seated and CU PAN (2 shots)
    0.14

    2.
    MV Demonstrators chanting "Love Live Arafat"
    0.21

    3.
    SV Dr. M.T. Mehdi of Action Committee on American-Arab relations.
    1.31

    4.
    MV Demonstrators chanting.
    1.34


    TRANSCRIPT: Dr. Mehdi: "This demonstration is to call on King Hussein of Jordan to abdicate because Hussein has done to the people of Palestine even worse than what the Israelis did to the Arabs in 1967. We are calling for the establishment of a republican form of government in Jordan and wish to call upon Hussein to seek permanent residence in the United States so that there will be room and possibility for the Palestinians in order to liberate Palestine."



    Reporter: "If this demonstration falls on deaf ears, what are your plans?"



    Dr. Mehdi: "This demonstration is taking place everywhere throughout the United States tonight tomorrow night ( as those standing here) I am sure that Hussein would recognise that his own future is linked with listening to our advice. If he does not abdicate, if he does not leave the throne, it will happen to him what happened to his grandfather, King Abdullah, because Hussein has done to the Palestinians and to the Arab world worse than his grandfather and as I stated earlier worse than the Israelis did to us."




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    Background: Sympathisers in the United States for the cause of the Palestinian guerrillas demonstrated in Washington on Monday (7 December) before talks between President Nixon and King Hussein of Jordan on Tuesday (December 8)
    President Nixon called for an early resumption of Arab-Israel peace talks during his talks with King Hussein, on ways to reach a political settlement in the Middle East.

    The President's appeal was disclosed by the White House spokesman, who also indicated that King Hussein had received a sympathetic hearing for requests for more U.S. military and economic aid.

    King Hussein, who presented the Arab case against Israel in the stalled peace talks, was reported to have urged Mr. Nixon to stand firm against Israel's search for broader U.S. military and diplomatic support as a condition for returning to the conference table.

    Diplomatic courses said that the Jordanian Monarch had received assurances that the United States would carefully study the possibility of providing him with military aid credits in addition to the 30 million dollars (12,500,000 Sterling) earmarked for his country in legislation now before Congress.

    It was also reported that the United States was prepared to consider providing Jordan with more economic aid to make up at least part of the 24 million dollars (10,400,000 Sterling) annual budget subsidy which Libya cut off after fighting between the Jordanian army and Palestinian guerrillas in September.

    The present basis of U.S. policy is a plan announced by Secretary of State William Rogers a year ago, calling for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab territory as part of a permanent settlement with Egypt and Jordan.

    Spokesman in Washington for the demonstrators against King Hussein was Dr. M.T. Mehdi, of the Action Committee on American-Arab relations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB3I5WGTNQII2BPD662S69C2WN
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3I5WGTNQII2BPD662S69C2WN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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