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    Tourism in the Middle East improved somewhat on Tuesday when 40 U.S. students become the?

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    Tourism in the Middle East improved somewhat on Tuesday when 40 U.S. students become the first non-Arab tourists allowed to cross the Allenby Bridge from Jordan to the Israeli-occupied West Bank since the 1967 Arab-israeli war.

    Israeli buses were permitted to cross the bridge to the Jordanian side of the River Jordan to bring back the students who are all from brougham Young University, a Mormon institution located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    The crossing is the latest move in a series of steps taken by the Israeli and Jordanian government to ease travel restrictions between their countries.

    The fact that foreign tourists can now cross the bridge in either direction should prove beneficial to tourism on booths ides of the river. In the past, traffic across the Allenby Bridge, a temporary military structure, was restricted to vehicles carrying Arab passengers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WQQVY6LD4M8E538LWM0EXOXJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WQQVY6LD4M8E538LWM0EXOXJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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