• Short Summary

    THE ISRAELI CABINET MET IN AN EMERGENCY SESSION IN TEL AVIV, AUGUST 10, IN AN EFFORT TO BREAK THE DEADLOCK ON THE REMOVAL FROM BRITAIN OF DR.

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    THE ISRAELI CABINET MET IN AN EMERGENCY SESSION IN TEL AVIV, AUGUST 10, IN AN EFFORT TO BREAK THE DEADLOCK ON THE REMOVAL FROM BRITAIN OF DR. ROBERT SOBLEN, SENTENCED IN AMERICA TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR SPYING FOR RUSSIA.

    FILM SHOWS MINISTERS LEAVING THE GOVERNMENT BUILDING AFTER THE MEETING. AMONG THOSE ATTENDING WERE FINANCE MINISTER LEVI ESHKOL, WELFARE MINISTER YOSEF BURG, GOLDA MEIR, FOREIGN MINISTER; AND BEN JEHUDA, TRANSPORT MINISTER. ALSO INVITED WAS BEN ARZI, OF EL AL, THE ISRAELI AIRLINE WHICH HAD NOT CARRIED OUT A BRITISH HOME OFFICE ORDER TO TAKE SOBLEN TO AMERICA. NO STATEMENT WAS ISSUED AFTER THE MEETING.

    DR. SOBLEN FLED TO ISRAEL WHILE ON BAIL PENDING AN APPEAL IN AMERICA AGAINST HIS LIFE SENTENCE. HE WAS ABOARD AN EL AL PLANE BOUND FOR NEW YORK FROM TEL AVIV WHEN HE HAD TO BE TAKEN OFF AT LONDON AIRPORT WITH SELF-INFLICTED KNIFE WOUNDS.

    A DEPORTATION ORDER WAS SERVED ON DR. SOBLEN, AT PRESENT IN BRIXTON PRISON, AFTER EL AL HAD THREE TIMES FAILED TO CARRY OUT THE HOME OFFICE DIRECTIVE TO TAKE HIM TO AMERICA.

    ON AUGUST 12, SOLICITORS FOR DR. SOBLEN SAID AN APPLICATION WAS TO BE MADE AT THE HIGH COURT FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS. THIS WILL BE THE SECOND MADE ON HIS BEHALF SINCE HIS ARRIVAL IN BRITAIN. THE FIRST WRIT ISSUED ON JULY 6, WAS LATER DISCHARGED BY THE QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISIONAL COURT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE0G8W9UT6ZXZNQHNMIM8MBMV6
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0G8W9UT6ZXZNQHNMIM8MBMV6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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