• Short Summary

    A SMALL GROUP OF ISRAELI RIGHT WING MEMBERS OF THE "FREE CENTRE" PARTY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN TEL AVIV CARRYING PLACARDS CONDEMNING PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON'S POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

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    DEMONSTRATORS WITH PLACARDS; U.S. FLAG OVER EMBASSY; POLICEMEN; SHMUEL TAMIR BEING INTERVIEWED.




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    Background: A SMALL GROUP OF ISRAELI RIGHT WING MEMBERS OF THE "FREE CENTRE" PARTY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN TEL AVIV CARRYING PLACARDS CONDEMNING PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON'S POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

    THE SILENT DEMONSTRATION WAS LEAD BY SHMUEL TAMIR, A TEL AVIV LAWYER, AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE FREE CENTRE PARTY WHICH HAS THREE MEMBERS IN THE ISRAELI PARLIAMENT.

    THE MARCH CAME ON THE DAY AFTER ISRAEL'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS GOLDA MEIR, ALSO CRITICISED THE U.S. FOR "PREACHING" TO ISRAEL TO ACCEPT SOLUTIONS WHICH COULD ONLY BRING ABOUT ANOTHER WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST. MRS MEIR, WHO WAS SPEAKING AT THE CENTRAL CEREMONY OF THE "MARTYRS AND HEROES DAY" IN MEMORY OF THE SIX MILLION JEWS WHO DIED UNDER THE NAZIS, SPOKE WITH BITTERNESS IN HER VOICE: "IN OUR STRUGGLE FOR PEACE, WE DO HAVE PARTNERS. OUR PARTNERS PREACH TO US: DON'T BE SO EXTREME, DON'T DEMAND SO MUCH, DON'T INSIST ON A REGULAR PEACE". BUT, SHE ADDED, ISRAEL DID NOT WANT ANY MORE WARS, DID NOT WISH FOR MORE VICTORIES, ONLY FOR PEACE - AND TO THIS END SHE WOULD DO EVERYTHING.

    ON THE SAME DAY AS MRS MEIR'S SPEECH, DEFENSE MINISTER MOSHE DAYAN SAID IN A RADIO INTERVIEW THAT WHILE THE ARABS ASKED FOR RUSSIAN HELP, ISRAEL ASKED NOTHING OF THE U.S. - ON THE CONTRARY, IT WAS THE U.S. WHO DEMANDED OF ISRAEL TO ACT IN WAYS WHICH WOULD SERVE THE AMERICAN INTEREST.

    IN THE MEANTIME, IT WAS THE NINTH CONSECUTIVE DAY OF SHELLING ACROSS THE SUEZ CANAL AND THE RIVER JORDAN. AND, AT THE UNITED NATIONS, THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BIG FOUR POWERS (USA, USSR, FRANCE AND BRITAIN) ENTERED THE FOURTH ROUND OF MIDDLE EAST PEACE TALKS WITH A WARNING FROM JORDAN'S KING HUSSEIN THAT TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE49LJBKZOHP10E6892TH98ITC
    Media URN:
    VLVAE49LJBKZOHP10E6892TH98ITC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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