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    THERE WERE ANGRY SCENES OUTSIDE THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN JERUSALEM TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN THE NEW WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL, DR.

  • Description

    THERE WERE ANGRY SCENES OUTSIDE THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN JERUSALEM TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN THE NEW WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL, DR. ROLF PAULS, ARRIVED TO PRESENT HIS CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT ZALMAN SHAZAR. SEVERAL THOUSAND JEWS SHOUTED AND WAVED POSTERS AS DR. PAULS ARRIVED. THERE WERE CLASHES WITH POLICE -- AND SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE INJURED. OTHERS WERE ARRESTED AND TAKEN AWAY IN POLICE VANS.

    A LARGE FORCE OF POLICE THREW A CORDON AROUND THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE TO KEEP THE DEMONSTRATORS OUT. BUT MANY BROKE THROUGH SHOUTING ANGRY SLOGANS SUCH AS "OUT WITH THE NAZI". OTHERS STOOD QUIETLY, GRIM-FACED, AS THE AMBASSADOR ARRIVED IN HIS CAR. MANY CARRIED POSTERS.

    AS POLICE TRIED TO CONTROL THE CROWD, TEMPERS BECAME FRAYED -- AND THERE WERE A NUMBER OF SCUFFLES. SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE INJURED AS POLICE RESORTED TO FORCE.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND WEST GERMANY. THEY WERE ANGERED TOO AT THE CHOICE OF DR. PAULS AS THE FIRST AMBASSADOR. HE WAS A SENIOR OFFICER IN THE GERMAN ARMY DURING THE HITLER REGIME. THIS IS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OR DEMONSTRATIONS THAT HAVE BROKEN OUT SINCE THE AMBASSADOR'S ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL ON AUGUST 11. THEY ARE ORGANISED MAINLY BY THE NATIONALIST OPPOSITION HERUTH PARTY.

    AS DR. PAULS ARRIVED, THE GERMAN NATIONAL ANTHEM AS PLAYED -- TO A SALUTE FROM A TANK CORPS GUARD-OF-HONOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8HIE8YBJU3TKHQX3GC1U4OGU3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HIE8YBJU3TKHQX3GC1U4OGU3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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