• Short Summary

    Twelve Syrian Jewish women arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York on Thursday (11 August) to join husbands in Brooklyn whom they'd never met, but whom they'd recently married by proxy.

  • Description

    Twelve Syrian Jewish women arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York on Thursday (11 August) to join husbands in Brooklyn whom they'd never met, but whom they'd recently married by proxy. They tied the knot to get out of Syria. The marriages took place after months of secret discussions between the Carter administration and President Hafez al-Assad's Syrian government. President Assad had reportedly insisted women would not be allowed to leave until they found husbands in the United States. Brides and husbands met the press when they arrived in New York.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6EZ3OW0XT954IZ9JXQ7G9X4A5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EZ3OW0XT954IZ9JXQ7G9X4A5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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