• Short Summary

    MAJOR-GENERAL YITZHAK RABIN, FORMER ISRAELI CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF, ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO START A NEW CAREER AS ISRAEL'S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES.

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    MV MR. RABIN WELCOMED IN AIRPORT BUILDING.
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    2.
    SV ZOOM TO CU MR. RABIN. SOF STARTS "MR. AMBASSADOR........" SOF ENDS ".... WE ACHIEVED SOMETHING".
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    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 2): QUESTION: "MR AMBASSADOR, IS THERE ANY SIGNIFICANCE WHICH WE CAN DRAW FROM THE FACT THAT A MILITARY MAN IS BEING APPOINTED TO THE AMBASSADORSHIP?".



    RABIN: "WELL I DON'T THINK THAT THERE IS ANY SIGNIFICANCE TO THE FACT THAT I WAS ONCE A SOLDIER. IN ISRAEL PRACTICALLY EVERYBODY HAS TO PASS MILITARY TRAINING AND SOME OF THEM SUCCEED TO BECOME GENERALS, AND WHEN THEY RETIRE -- NORMALLY WE RETIRE IN RELATIVELY YOUNG AGE -- WE GO TO THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY IN OTHER FIELDS".



    QUESTION: "HOW WOULD YOU ASSESS THE SITUATION NOW BETWEEN YOUR COUNTRY AND JORDAN?".



    RABIN: "WELL, AS YOU KNOW, FOR QUITE A LONG TIME WE SUFFERED FROM INFILTRATION AND FIRING OVER THE BORDERS. IN THE LAST INCIDENT UNFORTUNATELY WE HAD TO USE MORE FORCE THAN NORMALLY IN PREVIOUS INCIDENTS AND I THINK, IF YOU HEARD WHAT KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN SAID, I THINK WE ACHIEVED SOMETHING".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MAJOR-GENERAL YITZHAK RABIN, FORMER ISRAELI CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF, ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO START A NEW CAREER AS ISRAEL'S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES. HE TOLD REPORTERS ON HIS ARRIVAL THAT THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANCE IN THE APPOINTMENT OF A MILITARY MAN TO THE DIPLOMATIC POST.

    GENERAL RABIN, SAID THAT ISRAEL'S MILITARY STRENGTH WOULD REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF A NEW WAR, BUT, HE SAID, ISRAEL STILL NEEDED VARIOUS TYPES OF ARMS TO PREVENT ONE.

    THE NEW AMBASSADOR, WHO IS MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN, IS 45.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7N7AN99L4PN20RTYAPME9GFP0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7N7AN99L4PN20RTYAPME9GFP0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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