King Hussein of Jordan has met the prime Minister, Mr. Malcolm Fraser and other leading?
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"But the real subject was to be the parliamentary luncheon. Here King Hussein virtually renewed war, his declaration of war upon Israel. His statement was that peace may elude the Middle East unless it was realised that former Arab territories must be returned to the Arabs. He referred specifically to the Israeli held territories, to Palestine."
"On behalf of the Queen and all members of the Jordanian party that came with me to Australia, I thank you and I find that words and inadequate to express our feelings of deep appreciation for the warmth, the friendship and the standing with which we have been met, and indeed in terms of understanding also blessed throughout the many years that have passed, and all the crises that you came to face, and the many difficulties we surmounted in our small country in our part of the world."
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This film is serviced with a commentary in English by a Sydney Channel Ten-10 reporter. It also includes part of King Hussein's speech to the luncheon. a transcript of the commentary and speech is included overleaf.
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Background: King Hussein of Jordan has met the prime Minister, Mr. Malcolm Fraser and other leading politicians during a visit to Australia.
The King was guest of honour at a luncheon on Wednesday (3 March) at Parliament House in Canberra. The luncheon was attended by nearly every Federal member of Parliament, including Jewish members.
Mr. Fraser said Australia wanted a just and lasting settlement in the Middle East, but King Hussein said Jordan was seeking the return of all the Arab territories lost in the Arab-Israeli wars.
He said the without the return of these and recognition of the "legitimate rights of the Palestinian people", peace may not occur.
The Opposition leader, Mr. Gough Whitlam said Australians were showing more interest in the Arab world than ever before. He pledged support for an even-handed approach to the Middle East.