• Short Summary

    Senator Foreign Relations Committee Chairman William Fulbright on Sunday ( 23 August ) defended and amplified on American television his own plans for Middle East Peace -- which involves a formal United States-Israel treaty, and the positioning of the United Nations troops to guarantee Israel's security if she withdraws from all occupied Arab territories.

  • Description

    Senator Foreign Relations Committee Chairman William Fulbright on Sunday ( 23 August ) defended and amplified on American television his own plans for Middle East Peace -- which involves a formal United States-Israel treaty, and the positioning of the United Nations troops to guarantee Israel's security if she withdraws from all occupied Arab territories.

    In Senator Fulbright's first major statement on the Middle East on Saturday, he suggested that U,N. forces be posted along strategic sectors of Israel's 1967 border and at Sharm El Sheik, with the agreement that they could not be withdrawn without Israeli and Arab consent.

    The Arkansas Democrat proposed that a final step in implementing firm and specific U.N. guarantees for Israel's security, the United Sates sign a bilateral treaty promising to use force if necessary to protect Israel within its 1967 borders. The treaty would also require Israel to pledge it would not violate the borders.

    He said he would support Senate ratification of such a treaty to overcome Israel's lack of faith in the United Nations.

    Senator noted that at present the United States did not have any formal commitment to go to Israel's aid, although he thought that even without a treaty "The United States would act to save Israel from destruction". On Monday (August 24), the authoritative Cairo newspaper, in a editorial on Senator Fulbright's peace plan, praised him as "one of the few American statesmen who are genuinely working for peace.

    In his amplifying remarks on the plan, Senator Fulbright on Sunday (23 August) discussed the role of the United Nations and the attitude of the Soviet Union to it.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9QN4CA3K653AL3OSR6ZTB104
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9QN4CA3K653AL3OSR6ZTB104
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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