• Short Summary

    The Chief of the tiny South Pacific Island of Maewa has offered refuge to all two thousand three hundred Vietnamese `boat people' stranded for two weeks aboard the freighter Tung An near Manila, in the Philippines.

  • Description

    The Chief of the tiny South Pacific Island of Maewa has offered refuge to all two thousand three hundred Vietnamese `boat people' stranded for two weeks aboard the freighter Tung An near Manila, in the Philippines. Morale on board the Tung An has risen after sixteen people were taken off the ship for resettlement in France and New Zealand. On Sunday (7 January) the Israeli cabinet met to discuss a suggestion by peace campaigner, Abie Nathan, that our hundred of the refugees be allowed to settle in Israel. The cabinet decided to allow one hundred of the `boat people' into the country.

    SYNOPSIS: The meeting took place in the Prime Minister's office. The government said that by accepting the `boat people' it was making a symbolic gesture recalling the similar plight of Jewish refugees after the Second World War. Cabinet spokesman Arieh Naor told newsmen of the governments's decision.

    Abie Nathan then commented on the decision

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACB164HJEQ1LB5TELFXVWLIGSH
    Media URN:
    VLVACB164HJEQ1LB5TELFXVWLIGSH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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