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Mrs. Meir: Israel Will Strike Against Terrorists Anywhere in the World

October 30, 1972
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Premier Golda Meir hinted strongly that Israel had plans to combat Arab terrorists anywhere in the world where they might be active. “We shall find them in every place where they operate,” Mrs. Meir said in a speech Friday to the Tel Aviv Labor Council. She added pointedly, “I shall not alter one word of this statement.”

Referring to the impending Vietnam peace settlement, Mrs. Meir said the end of the conflict in Southeast Asia is yet another example to the world that there is nothing taboo about negotiations between adversaries at the end of a war. “Must our region remain the only place in the world where negotiations between the sides are disallowed?” she asked.

Mrs. Meir said that whichever candidate won the American Presidential election Israel hoped that he would not adopt a policy of imposing an external solution on the Middle East. She expressed satisfaction that President Nixon did not yield to attempts by President Anwar Sadat of Egypt to get the US to extract concessions from Israel.

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