Geva Newsreel 422, 1968

Demonstrations in Israel Against Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

2 Minutes, 1968
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Directed by: Unknown
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A wave of demonstrations in Israel against the Soviet Unions invasion of Czechoslovakia. Students, foreigners, intellectuals, and many citizens demonstrate Outside Heichal HaTarbut in Tel Aviv. The protesters carry signs and listen to speeches condemning the invasion. One of the speakers in the rally is Prisoner of Prague Mordechai Oren, who was tried in a 1950s Soviet show trial and forced to testify against Czechoslovak leaders.
In Tel Avivs Dizengoff Square, a demonstration by the Maki party (Israeli Communist Party) takes place. Shmuel Mikunis, the partys secretary-general, condemns the invasion.
Czechs staying in Israel is, including kibbutz volunteers and tourists, convene for an emergency meeting In Kfar Masaryk kibbutz. The participants deliberate whether to return to their homeland or wait for further developments. The wife of the Czechoslovak author Ladislav Mňačko is also present at the meeting.

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