• Short Summary

    FLYING INTO LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) WAS THE ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. ABBA EBAN. MR. EBAN?

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    PLANE TAXIES; AIRPORT BUILDING; MR. EBAN AND WIFE MET BY ISRAELI AMBASSADOR; MR. EBAN INTO BUILDING; MR. EBAN INTERVIEWED (SOF).



    INTERVIEWER: IT ALSO HAPPENS THAT KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN IS IN LONDON ON A PRIVATE VISIT. IS THAT A COINCIDENCE?



    EBAN: WELL, I THINK IT'S A COINCIDENCE THAT ABOUT 8 MILLION OTHER PEOPLE HAPPEN TO BE IN LONDON WHEN I COME THROUGH. MY INTENTION TO COME HERE WAS CONCEIVED MANY WEEKS AGO; WHOEVER ELSE IS HERE OR NOT IS OF COURSE NOT A MATTER THAT CONCERNS ME.



    INTERVIEWER: IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY OF A MEETING?



    EBAN: MY ONLY MEETINGS ARE WITH MR. STEWART, THE AMBASSADOR, AND MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY.



    INTERVIEWER: IS A MIDDLE EAST SETTLEMENT ANY NEARER NOW THAN IT HAS BEEN?



    EBAN: I SUPPOSE MATHEMATICALLY ONE HAS TO SAY 'YES' - THAT IS TO SAY WHEN IT COMES, THEN TODAY WILL HAVE BEEN NEARER TO IT THAN YESTERDAY. BUT THAT'S THE ONLY SENSE IN WHICH I CAN SEE ANY PROGRESS. THE ESSENCE OF THE PROBLEM IS NEGOTIATION - WITHOUT NEGOTIATION YOU CANNOT GET AGREEMENT, WITHOUT AGREEMENT YOU CANNOT GET PEACE, AND WITHOUT PEACE YOU CANNOT GET ANY CHANGE IN THE EXISTING SITUATION.




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    Background: FLYING INTO LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) WAS THE ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. ABBA EBAN. MR. EBAN TOLD REPORTERS AT LONDON AIRPORT THAT HIS OFFICIAL REASON FOR BEING HERE WAS THREE DAY PRIVATE VISIT BEFORE HIS TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA; HOWEVER, HE WOULD BE MEETING THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. MICHAEL STEWART.

    MR. EBAN ARRIVES AMONG SUGGESTIONS THAT NEW DIPLOMATIC MOVES ARE A FOOT TO STEM THE RISE IN TENSION BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE ARAB STATES. BUT MR. EBAN SAID TODAY HE WOULD NOT BE MEETING KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN, WHO IS ALSO VISITING LONDON PRIVATELY AT THE MOMENT.

    THE ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER WAS ASKED ABOUT POSSIBLE DISCUSSIONS DURING THE AIRPORT INTERVIEW:

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    Film ID:
    VLVADIACV7NM451YWGATRMJ56K85P
    Media URN:
    VLVADIACV7NM451YWGATRMJ56K85P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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