The latest events in the USA both concerning the administration and the UN Security Council debate on the rights of the Palestinians ranked high on the agenda of today's regular Sunday Cabinet meeting.
Prime Minister Menachem Begin entering
Defence Minister Ezer Weizman entering
Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan entering
PM Begin exiting
Cabinet Spokesman Arieh Naorin English with ???ress:
Question: Where does ???srael stand on escalation in S. Lebanon?
Naor: There's been some escalation carried out by Terrorists so called PLO who murdered and robbed some Fiji Soldiers of UNIFIL for their arms, &Bombing and rocketing civilian population of both S. Lebanon and Israeli settlers in Israel. Of course we are launching counter attacks we want to prevent those murders carrying out their politics so called politics of hurting civilian populations. We shall continue.
Question: Has the American Government been contacted re the cease fire ?
Naor: Of course there are soje diplomatic contacts these 1 st days and month.
Q: Have Americans called upon Israel to stop action in S. Lebanon?
Q: Have read some speculations in the newspapers can't comment. The American Administration 's decision for veto the draft resolution says they were not reach to suggest its willingness in Security Council such as decision taken. The resolution contradicts The Camp David agreement and would thus become on obstacle in the peace Progress.
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Background: The latest events in the USA both concerning the administration and the UN Security Council debate on the rights of the Palestinians ranked high on the agenda of today's regular Sunday Cabinet meeting. The report on the state of affairs will be delivered by Foreign Minister Dayan. The situation in Lebanon will be discussed and presented by Defence Minister Ezer Weizman. The physical extension of settlements in Judea and Samaria will be also brought to discussion.