• Short Summary

    TWO ASPECTS OF ISRAEL'S PREPARATIONS IN THE FACE OF WAR WITH THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.?

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    TWO ASPECTS OF ISRAEL'S PREPARATIONS IN THE FACE OF WAR WITH THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC. YESTERDAY, THE FIRST CONTINGENT OF BRITISH JEWS TO ANSWER THE CALL FOR AID IN ISRAEL ARRIVED AT LOD AIRPORT, SOME 20 MILES (32 KMS) FROM TEL AVIV. THE SAME DAY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INDIGENOUS ARAB POPULATION OF NAZARETH MET TO EXPRESS THEIR READINESS TO SUPPORT THE ISRAELI CAUSE.

    SEVENTY BRITISH JEWS FLEW FROM LONDON YESTERDAY, AND THERE WILL BE DAILY FLIGHTS TO ISRAEL AS LONG AS THE CRISIS CONTINUES. MORE THAN 1,400 MEN AND WOMEN HAVE VOLUNTEERED, MANY GIVING UP THEIR BUSINESSES TO FREE THEMSELVES FOR SERVICE.

    EACH VOLUNTEER REFLECTED HAS BEEN GIVEN A RETURN AIR TICKET BY THE NEWLY-ESTABLISHED SOLIDARITY FOR ISRAEL COMMITTEE. ABOUT 200 OF THE VOLUNTEERS ARE NON-JEWS, THEY HAVE BEEN RECRUITED BY VARIOUS JEWISH ORGANISATIONS, AND WILL WORK ON THE LAND OR IN THE OTHER ESSENTIAL SERVICES. BUT AN OFFICIAL ADDED THAT IF WAR WERE DECLARED MANY WOULD INSIST ON FIGHTING - IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO RECRUIT THEM FOR THAT PURPOSE IN LONDON.

    IN NAZARETH, WITH ITS STRONG CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS, SOME 500 ARABS AND JEWISH GATHERED AT A MEETING INITIATED BY THE MAYOR MUSSA KTEILY TO EXPRESS THEIR READINESS TO SUPPORT THE DEFENCE EFFORT. AMONG THOSE TAKING PART WERE REPRESENTATIVES OF EACH BRANCH OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN NAZARETH, INCLUDING SEVERAL RABBIS FROM TIBERIAS, ARAB KADIS, AND GREEK ORTHODOX PRIESTS.

    AFTER THE CEREMONY MANY OF THE DELEGATES VOLUNTEERED BLOOD AT A TEMPORARILY ESTABLISHED ISRAELI RED CROSS CENTRE OUTSIDE THE MEETING HALL.

    NAZARETH WAS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARAB FORCES DURING THE CONFLICT OF 1948 AND MAINTAINED ITS STRONG ARAB POPULATION EVEN AFTER ITS SURRENDER TO THE SUCCESSFUL JEWISH ARMY. UNDER ISRAELI RULE THE TOWN WAS PLACED UNDER A MILITARY GOVERNOR, HIS STAFF AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BEING THE ONLY JEWISH RESIDENTS THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1M7MW0J92GTPUE3VH0GCXGUTC
    Media URN:
    VLVA1M7MW0J92GTPUE3VH0GCXGUTC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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