Mrs. Meir Says Anti-pompidou Demonstrations in U.S. Were Not Prompted by Israel

Premier Golda Meir said yesterday that demonstrations in the United States against President Georges Pompidou, of France, were not of Israel’s making.” “The United States is a democratic country and people who demonstrated there against him probably thought that what they are doing was proper,” Mrs. Meir said. The Premier spoke at a question-and-answer session with students. She refused to answer questions on how Israel might react to the Arab terrorist campaign against civilian air traffic, presumably responsible for the deaths of 47 persons in the crash of an Israel-bound Swiss air jet at Zurich Feb. 21. “Don’t ask me when, how and where we shall react,” Mrs. Meir said. She added that the Israel Government wants action to be taken by foreign governments, airlines and pilots organizations. She said they must be made to realize that the problem is not Israel’s alone.

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