• Short Summary

    THE ISRAELI CABINET MET IN JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).AFTER THE MEETING A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID: "THE?

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    THE ISRAELI CABINET MET IN JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).AFTER THE MEETING A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID: "THE CABINET MET THIS MORNING AND DEVOTED ALL OF ITS THREE HOUR SESSION TO HEARING REPORTS FROM THE PRIME MINISTER AND CHIEF OF STAFF ON RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA." THIS STATEMENT WAS THE ONLY INFORMATION GIVEN ABOUT THE MEETING.
    HOWEVER USUALLY RELIABLE SOURCES SUGGESTED THAT THE PRIME MINISTER, MR.DAVID BEN-GURION, WOULD SEEK APPROVAL, AT THE MEETING FOR POSSIBLE ACTION IN THE EVENT OF THE OVERTHROW OF THE JORDAN MONARCHY.THE SOURCES SAID ISRAEL WOULD REGARD THE PRESENCE OF PRESIDENT NASSER'S CONTROL OVER JORDAN, AS A SERIOUS THREAT TO ISRAEL'S SECURITY WHICH WOULD COMPEL ISRAEL TO TAKE ACTION.
    AN EDITORIAL IN THE JERUSALEM POST, WHICH OFTEN REFLECTS GOVERNMENT VIEWS, SAID, ON APRIL 22ND, THAT THE SITUATION COMPARED WITH CONDITIONS IN 1956, WHICH DROVE ISRAEL TO LAUNCH A PREVENTIVE WAR AGAINST EGYPT.
    "WE HAVE NOT YET FORGOTTEN THE SITUATION WHEN JORDAN WAS USED AS A BASE FOR EGYPTIAN OPERATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL ALMOST EVERY NIGHT," IT SAID."WE CANNOT FORGET THAT THE DEMARCATION LINE (ISRAEL BORDER) PASSES A FEW HUNDRED METRES FROM THE KNESSETH (PARLIAMENT) THAT TEL AVIV IS WITHIN RANGE OF JORDAN GUNS AND THAT A MARAUDERS' WAR LED TO A SERIES OF RETALIATION MOVES WHICH CULMINATED IN THE SINAI CAMPAIGN," THE EDITORIAL SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAKPL6AX556KBKUEZTBKH154C1
    Media URN:
    VLVAKPL6AX556KBKUEZTBKH154C1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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