• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin promised Friday (15 May) to persevere with efforts for a peaceful solution of the Middle East missile crisis despite Syria's refusal to withdraw anti-aircraft rocket's from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

  • Description

    1.
    SV U.S. Envoy Philip Habib out of car and enters Prime Minister Begin's office
    0.16

    2.
    CU Begin speaking to newsmen
    0.45

    3.
    GV Israeli aircraft overhead
    1.01

    4.
    GV Israeli tanks (5 shots)
    1.17


    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT) BEGIN: "We must never give up hope that a peaceful solution will be found. What I already told you is the fact that they are against the restoration of the status quo ante whereas the United States and Israel are for the status quo ante."





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    Background: INTRODUCTION: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin promised Friday (15 May) to persevere with efforts for a peaceful solution of the Middle East missile crisis despite Syria's refusal to withdraw anti-aircraft rocket's from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

    SYNOPSIS: The Israeli Prime Minister was speaking to reporters after a 50-minute meeting with United States peace envoy Philip Habib who had just returned to Israel with a message from Syria.

    Prime Minister Begin's statement to reporters was made a few hours after Israeli jets flew repeated sorties over South Lebanon but launched no attacks. His reference to the status quo ante means the situation before the latest round of fighting between Syrian troops and Lebanese Christian militia started last month. This conflict led to the shooting down of two Syrian helicopters by Israeli jets and the subsequent installation by Syria of Soviet-made Sam-6 rockets in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. On Thursday (14 May), one of these rockets brought down a pilotless Israeli reconnaissance aircraft over the valley.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACKRJQM3HY3RT084IQ4GUYZF9M
    Media URN:
    VLVACKRJQM3HY3RT084IQ4GUYZF9M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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