The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr Abba Eban, Sounded cautious but hopeful on prospects of a Middle East peace formula when he spoke at a fund-raising dinner in New York on Thursday(March 17).
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TRANSCRIPT: EBAN: (SEQ. 3): "Today we are told that all the possibilities of moderation have been exhausted by the announcement in Cairo of a readiness for a peace agreement...never will they go further and reach agreement with Israel on the vital issues of security of territorial provisions. They will never agree to a real boundary negotiation. But those who tell us they will never agree to a real boundary negotiation told us a year ago that they would heaver agree to a peace accord, that they would never agree to things which they have come to reconcile themselves. We regard ourselves therefore as in the intermediate stage of a fundamentally improving situation. But the plea that we make to ourselves and to others is 'Do not pluck this fruit yet. It is promising to the eye. It is not yet ripe. Let it mature. Help it to grow to a significant state of digestion'".
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Background: The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr Abba Eban, Sounded cautious but hopeful on prospects of a Middle East peace formula when he spoke at a fund-raising dinner in New York on Thursday(March 17). This production shows part of Mr. Eban's speech at the dinner, at the Americana Hotel, in aid of the Jewish United Fund.