• Short Summary

    ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER GOLDA MEIR YESTERDAY (MONDAY) HELD MEETINGS WITH 19 AMBASSADORS OF COUNTRIES OWNING MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES AND THEN ADDRESSED A SESSION OF THE KNESSET (PARLIAMENT) IN JERUSALEM -- URGING THE WORLD COMMUNITY TO TAKE EFFECTIVE ACTION AGAINST ARAB COUNTRIES FOR HARBOURING CUERILLA ORGANISATIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTACKS AGAINST CIVIL AVIATION.

  • Description

    ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER GOLDA MEIR YESTERDAY (MONDAY) HELD MEETINGS WITH 19 AMBASSADORS OF COUNTRIES OWNING MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES AND THEN ADDRESSED A SESSION OF THE KNESSET (PARLIAMENT) IN JERUSALEM -- URGING THE WORLD COMMUNITY TO TAKE EFFECTIVE ACTION AGAINST ARAB COUNTRIES FOR HARBOURING CUERILLA ORGANISATIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTACKS AGAINST CIVIL AVIATION.

    THE PRIME MINISTER'S MOVES CAME AFTER THE NO-SURVIVOR CRASH LAST SATURDAY (FEBRUARY 21) OF A SWISS AIR PASSENGER AIRCRAFT BOUND FOR TEL AVIV WITH 47 PEOPLE ON BOARD. MOUNTING FEAR HAS LED TO WIDESPREAD SECURITY MEASURES IN EVERY MAJOR AIRPORT IN THE WORLD, AND MANY AIRLINES ARE REFUSING TO CARRY CARGO TO ISRAEL. BUT THIS BAN ITSELF HAS ANGERED THE ISRAELIS, AND MRS. MEIR SPOKE OF IT TO A HUSHED AND CROWDED PARLIAMENT, SAYING IN HEBREW: "WE WANT ALL AIRLINE COMPANIES OF THE MIDDLE EAST TO FLY UNDISTURBED...BUT THIS RULE MOST PREVAIL ON ALL. ISRAEL WILL NOT AGREE TO BEING THE ONE AN ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE." SHE CONTINUED: "WITH ALL THE SORROW AND DISMAY AND ANGER WHICH HAS BEEN HEARD ACROSS THE WORLD, IT IS A FACT THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING EFFECTIVE TO PUT AN END TO ACTS OF ARAB TERROR AGAINST PASSENGERS AND CREWS AND PLANES OF CIVIL AVIATION. IF EFFECTIVE ACTION HAD BEEN TAKEN EARLIER PERHAPS THIS ESCALATION IN TRAGEDY WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE FREEDOM OF CIVIL AVIATION MUST BE UNIVERSAL. IT IS NOT DIVISIBLE. TERROR WILL NOT RECOGNISE ANY BOUNDARIES AND, IF THE GOVERNMENTS AND STATES DO NOT DO ANYTHING TO HOLD THEM BACK - TEN TERROR WILL DESTROY THE WHOLE OF CIVIL AVIATION."

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEQZHETVD087Q450N3BRW9DI26
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQZHETVD087Q450N3BRW9DI26
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment