• Short Summary

    Israel's separation of forces agreement with Egypt was approved by a majority of more than two to one in the Knesset -- Israel's Parliament -- on Tuesday (22 January).

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    Israel's separation of forces agreement with Egypt was approved by a majority of more than two to one in the Knesset -- Israel's Parliament -- on Tuesday (22 January). The vote endorsing the agreement negotiated by the Prime Minster, Mrs. Golda Meir's caretaker government came after a seven hour debate.

    Only the right-of-centre opposition Likud party refused to endorse the agreement. It's leader, Mr. Menahem Begin, spearheaded the attack on Mrs. Meir's government challenging her authority to make the agreement and accusing her government of heaping disaster on Israel.

    Later, reporter Keith Graves asked Mr. Begin if he thought the agreement meant peace.

    Mrs. Meir defended the agreement in the Knesset, saying the alternative was the renewal of war. She also stressed that the line to which Israeli forces are to withdraw "does not constitute a permanent border for times of peace." It was, she said, a first step towards peace.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLX5AC7XS1YDUD2NUUQARNTKA
    Media URN:
    VLVADLX5AC7XS1YDUD2NUUQARNTKA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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