At Jerusalem's Hilton Hotel, politicians and scientists attended on Monday (2 July) a symposium on "International Terrorism".
GV Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
SV Mr. Begin speaking in English with U.S. Senator Henry Jackson and British M.P. Hugh Fraser listening (2 shots)
SV Chairman of Israeli Labour Party, Shimon Peres listening
SV Conference delegates listening
GV Hugh Fraser speaking in English
MV Henry Jackson speaking in English
BEGIN: "Democracy -- they are enemies of democracy. And I myself, one of previous underground fighters, state here and now that wherever you can decide issues by the ballot we must under no circumstances use the bullet, from either direction either right to left. Therefore the new left are a reactionary dark movement that fights democracy in Italy, and in France and in Germany, and in Japan and in other countries, but mainly the European countries, in which Jewish blood flowed from the Rhine to the Danube and from the ??? of the Volga. If they give comfort and support to the so-called PLO the bases armoured organisation ever since the days of the Nazis. You cannot expect to overcome your own terrorism if you open offices of the PLO in your capitals, if you accept them into the United Nations, if you give their representatives the right to sit around the table of the Security Council."
FRASER: "As far as terrorism is concerned, except in the immediate aftermath of some IRA outrage, we claim to be a nation believing it can't happen here."
JACKSON: "If you believe as I do then you must join me in wondering why the community of liberal democracies has not banded together more effectively to oppose these international murderers. The PLO attacks against moderate Palestinians,the murder of a moderate leader in the Gaza, is a recent brutal example. I can go on and on, my colleagues have given us a good bill of particulars.
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Background: At Jerusalem's Hilton Hotel, politicians and scientists attended on Monday (2 July) a symposium on "International Terrorism". Delegates from the United States, Canada, Britain, Holland, Italy and Israel discussed the threat terrorism poses to democratic societies. The conference is held under the auspices of Israel's Jonathan Institute -- named after the commander in charge of Israel's raid on Entebbe. It is intended to mobilise public opinion and to persuade hesitant governments to adopt effective measures against international terrorism.
SYNOPSIS: The first speaker was Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin, who called international terrorism a threat to democracy.
Israeli Labour leader Shimon Peres listened to British M.P. Hugh Fraser.
United States Senator, Henry Jackson.