• Short Summary

    Thousands of cheering Israelis poured into the main square in Tel Aviv on Saturday (15 April), to demonstrate their support of Prime Minister Menachem Begin's controversial Middle East policy.

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    Thousands of cheering Israelis poured into the main square in Tel Aviv on Saturday (15 April), to demonstrate their support of Prime Minister Menachem Begin's controversial Middle East policy. One of the organisers, artist Chanan Abramson, told the crowd the demonstration had been called to counter a rally two weeks ago, at the same spot, by 300 reservist officers. They had urged Mr. Begin to make further concessions in the stalled peace negotiations with Egypt.

    SYNOPSIS: The enthusiastic crowd applauded every reference to Prime Minister Begin, and there were jeers every time the rally opposing the Begin approach to the peace talks was mentioned. Some of the organisers, who declared the demonstration was non-political, said no group must tie the hands of the government in its difficult negotiations with Egypt. Mr. Abramson said they all wanted peace.

    One of the organisers of the previous rally told newsmen that while his group was non-political, he believed this demonstration was staged by Mr. Begin's right-wing political party. His opponents claimed however that the first rally had been organised by left-wingers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADUEJ29O6UAL0XM8XFHDU6D8AI
    Media URN:
    VLVADUEJ29O6UAL0XM8XFHDU6D8AI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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