• Short Summary

    Bedouins representing tribes from both sides of the River Jordan, met in Amman yesterday (Wednesday), to discuss the implications of king Hussein' proposals for a United Arab Kingdom made up of two states, including the Israeli-occupied Left Bank.

  • Description

    1.
    SV EXT. Municipality building
    0.05

    2.
    GV & CU Douddine General Secretary speaking (3 shots)
    0.16

    3.
    MV Mrs Wasfi-Tell seated
    0.19

    4.
    CU Delegates listen (4 shots)
    0.29

    5.
    CU & SV Douddine speaking (4 shots)
    0.49

    6.
    SV Delegates listen (3 shots)
    0.58



    Initials SGM/1530 SGM/1510



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Bedouins representing tribes from both sides of the River Jordan, met in Amman yesterday (Wednesday), to discuss the implications of king Hussein' proposals for a United Arab Kingdom made up of two states, including the Israeli-occupied Left Bank.

    The Bedouin delegates met with officials of the Arabian National Union - formerly the National Jordan Union (Jordan's only political party), which changed its name following the King's announcement of his proposal on March 15th.The General Secretary of the Party, Mustafa Douddine (who is a Palestinian), addressed the meeting. Also present was the widow of Premier Wasfi-Tell - assassinated by Palestinian guerrillas in Cairo last November who is said to have been in favour of the new federation which the King had begun planning before the assassination.

    The Bedouin delegates - mainly from the Beer-Sabi' tribe of the Gaza strip and the tribes of the East Bank - voted their approval of the plan at the end of the session. They were also accepted as members of the Arabian National Union, effective immediately.

    SYNOPSIS: The Municipality Building in Amman where, on Wednesday, delegates from Bedouin tribes met to discuss King Hussein's proposal for a United Arab Kingdom. They were addressed by Mustafa Douddine, secretary-general of the Arabian National Union. The widow of assassinated premier Wasfi-Tell, was there - giving weight to the statements that the former premier was in favour of the King's proposals, which had been planned since before the assassination. (PAUSE) Mustafa Douddine, who is a Palestinian himself, explained the terms of the King's proposal to the Bedouin delegates - the majority of whom came from the Gaza strip and the East bank of the River Jordan. (PAUSE) After his speech, the delegates voted their approval of the King's plan - and were also accepted as members of the Arabian National Union, the new name of the National Jordan Union, Jordan's only political party.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA69KAEMFOHVGG1PPD12542WVAQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA69KAEMFOHVGG1PPD12542WVAQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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