• Short Summary

    Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin said in Geneva on Wednesday (8 February) there were good hopes for a Middle-East peace settlement between his country and Egypt, but warned that any sale of sophisticated fighter aircraft to Egypt by the United States could endanger stability in the region.

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    Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin said in Geneva on Wednesday (8 February) there were good hopes for a Middle-East peace settlement between his country and Egypt, but warned that any sale of sophisticated fighter aircraft to Egypt by the United States could endanger stability in the region.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Begin was speaking to pressmen shortly after arriving in Switzerland for a conference of European Jewish leaders. He said he had every reason to believe peace moves would continue.

    This was Mr. Begin's first visit to Switzerland as Prime Minister. It followed soon after the visit by his Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan, when Mr. Dayan revealed that Israel was supplying arms to Ethiopia to aid its struggle in the Ogaden Desert. Among those at Geneva airport to meet Mr. Begin's party was the Israeli Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Vaacov Shimoni.

    Mr. Begin said he did not intend to meet any Arab or European leaders during his visit. Its purpose was to discuss fund-raising plans to finance a slum clearance project in Israel.

    At the news conference, Mr. Begin had rejected accusations of Israeli stubbornness made by Egypt's President Sadat recently in the United States.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC7TZV85ZR82H6V06SKDN6RWNV
    Media URN:
    VLVAC7TZV85ZR82H6V06SKDN6RWNV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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