• Short Summary

    ISRAEL AND JORDAN TODAY (FRIDAY) LIFTED THE BARRIERS THAT DIVIDE THEM TO ALLOW THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS LIVING IN ISRAEL TO CROSS INTO JORDAN TO VISIT BETHLEHEM -- THE BIRTHPLACE OF CHRIST.

  • Description

    ISRAEL AND JORDAN TODAY (FRIDAY) LIFTED THE BARRIERS THAT DIVIDE THEM TO ALLOW THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS LIVING IN ISRAEL TO CROSS INTO JORDAN TO VISIT BETHLEHEM -- THE BIRTHPLACE OF CHRIST. AT THE MAIN CROSSING POINT IN JERUSALEM -- THE MANDELBAUM GATE -- HUNDREDS QUEUED ALL NIGHT TO AWAIT THE LOWERING OF THE BARRIER.

    THE TWO COUNTRIES TRADITIONALLY SHELVE THEIR HOSTILITY TO ENABLE CHRISTIANS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN BETHLEHEM, WHICH HAS BEEN IN JORDAN SINCE THE PALESTINE WAS IN 1948.

    MANY OF THE PEOPLE PASSING THROUGH THE GATE INTO JORDAN WERE GREETED BY RELATIVES. ABOUT EIGHT THOUSAND PILGRIMS HAVE BEEN GRANTED PERMITS TO CROSS FROM THE ISRAELI TO THE JORDANIAN SECTOR OF JERUSALEM THIS CHRISTMAS. NEARLY FIVE THOUSAND PASSED THROUGH THE MANDELBAUM GATE IN THE FIRST FEW HOURS AFTER IT WAS OPENED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA72PIVSSO3ZBHJ86TECK5G2JOQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA72PIVSSO3ZBHJ86TECK5G2JOQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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