• Short Summary

    THE ISRAELI DEFENCE MINISTER, GENERAL MOSHE DAYAN, HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE COUNTRY'S FIRST AIRO-ENGINE FACTORY -- TO PRODUCE ENGINE PARTS FOR FRENCH AIRCRAFT -- WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED NEXT WEEK.

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    THE ISRAELI DEFENCE MINISTER, GENERAL MOSHE DAYAN, HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE COUNTRY'S FIRST AIRO-ENGINE FACTORY -- TO PRODUCE ENGINE PARTS FOR FRENCH AIRCRAFT -- WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED NEXT WEEK. THE FACTORY, AT BEIT SHEMESH, NEAR JERUSALEM, IS JOINTLY OWNED BY ISRAEL AND A FRENCH INDUSTRIALIST, MR. JOSEPH SHIDLOVSKY. MEANWHILE, THE IMPOSITION OF THE ARMS EMBARGO ON ISRAEL BY FRANCE'S PRESIDENT DE GAULLE HAS CONTINUED TO DRAW ANGRY PROTESTS WITH DEMONSTRATIONS IN TEL AVIV.

    GENERAL DAYAN SAID ISRAEL'S OWN DEFENCE INDUSTRY WAS MAKING IMPORTANT STRIDES TOWARDS PRODUCING SOPHISTICATED EQUIPMENT. HE SAID THE FRENCH BAN HAD BEEN A BLOW, BUT NOT A CATASTROPHIC ONE.

    THE FACTORY HAS BEEN BUILT FROM TECHNOLOGICAL KNOW-HOW PROVIDED BY INDUSTRIALIST MR SHIDLOVSKY'S FIRM TURBOMERCA, AND IS UNDER CONTRACT TO SUPPLY PARTS AND JIGS FOR THE MOTHER COMPANY WHICH PRODUCES FRENCH JET AND TURBO-PROP AIRCRAFT ENGINES.

    IT IS EXPECTED THE FACTORY WILL BE BUILDING COMPLETE ENGINES IN FOUR OR FIVE YEARS.

    THE FRENCH ARMS EMBARGO HAS CONTINUED TO PROVOKE ANGRY REACTIONS BOTH IN FRANCE AND ISRAEL. IN TEL AVIV, ABOUT 50 STUDENTS AND EX-SERVICEMEN PICKETED THE FRENCH EMBASSY, DIRECTING THEIR PROTEST AT GENERAL DE GAULLE PERSONALLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQCKESIZDYJLBW5IZC33INCLK
    Media URN:
    VLVAQCKESIZDYJLBW5IZC33INCLK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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