The Prime Minister of Israel, Mrs. Golda Meir, said in London today (5 November, Thursday)?
GV Ext. Dorchester Hotel
LV & CU Mrs. Golda Meir
LV ZOOM IN to CU Mrs. Meir answering question (SOUND ON FILM)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: Quite a few items in Sir Alec's speech that he made that - eh - are, to the extent that they are clear, are unacceptable. Although the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs were very generous in the time that they gave us yesterday for discussion, the discussion was very frank on both sides. I think probably both sides know much better now what is the thinking of the other side. But I just wanted to be very clear, without any misunderstanding, that there were, to my sorrow, no meeting of minds on the basic issue.
REPORTER: With the more than likely acceptance of the ceasefire now by the Egyptians, do you consider that it might go on like this and come to a stalemate almost?
MRS. MEIR: It depends entirely on the Egyptians and Russians. I do not believe the Egyptians do anything without the Russians now. If the Russians will allow the Egyptians and if the Egyptians want to extend the cease-fire, we will be happy to cooperate in that one hundred percent.
REPORTER: For how long?
MRS. MEIR: As long as there is no shooting from the other side, there will be no shooting from Israel. We have been anxious for peace talks from the very beginning. We are very anxious for peace talks at present time. But on one condition - that agreements are not broken immediately as soon as they are made. What sense is there to negotiate any agreement if a formal agreement can be violated and the world accepts it.
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Background: The Prime Minister of Israel, Mrs. Golda Meir, said in London today (5 November, Thursday) that many items in Sir Alec Douglas-Home's speech on the Middle East were unacceptable to Israel. Mrs. Meir, accompanied by the Israeli Ambassador to Britain, Mr. Michael Comay, was speaking at a press conference in the Dorchester Hotel. She promised that Israel would observe the cease-fire as long as it was observed by Egypt and the other Arab states.