• Short Summary

    Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin produced a new Israeli Cabinet on Wednesday (7 November) after two weeks of delicate political manoeuvres following the resignation of Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan.

  • Description

    Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin produced a new Israeli Cabinet on Wednesday (7 November) after two weeks of delicate political manoeuvres following the resignation of Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan. The biggest re-shuffle was the appointment of sixty-year old Yigal Hurwitz as Finance Minister to replace Simcha Ehrlich, who becomes Second Deputy Prime Minister. The day before the announcement, Mr. Begin was affected by yet another political dispute among his cabinet members.

    SYNOPSIS: The occasion was a meeting of the country's Ministerial Defence Committee, which discussed an Israeli settlement, Elon Moreh, on the West Bank. Agriculture Minister Ariel Sharon, a supporter of the settlement, boycotted the meeting.

    Defence Minister Ezer Weizman, on the other hand, had threatened to resign unless Mr. Begin and the other committee members upheld a Supreme Court ruling that the Elon Moreh settlement was illegal since it was on Arab Land. Mr. Weizman got his way, according to cabinet spokesman Arieh Naor.

    Meanwhile, at the present Elon Moreh settlement, the seventeen families living there were not happy about the November the twenty-second deadline by which they have to leave the site. One of the settlers explained why they are bitter.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACRPE9BL5L65Y875S0FY16MI3D
    Media URN:
    VLVACRPE9BL5L65Y875S0FY16MI3D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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