United States Secretary of State Mr. William Rogers took a brief break from official business?
United States Secretary of State Mr. William Rogers took a brief break from official business on his Middle East tour today (Friday, May 7) and went for a stroll round the Old City of Jerusalem. Among the sites he visited was the Church of the holy Sepulchre, where Christ was said to have been buried. Following the morning tour, however, it was back to business as he went to the Israeli Parliament after lunch to address the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee--the first foreigner ever to do so. There, he informed the Committee that United States policy followed the United Nations resolution calling for total Israeli withdrawal of land occupied during the 1967 June War. Leader of the Opposition Begin, however, told Mr. Rogers that the great majority of the Knesset were firmly opposed to this policy, and Israel would never withdraw.
This production covers Mr. Rogers' stroll through the Old City, and his arrival at the Knesset. Other VISNEWS productions today covering the main story of his peace visit are Numbers 5089/71, 5068/71, and 5061/71, all serviced from London.
SYNOPSIS: The United States Secretary of State, Mr. William Rogers, took a brief break from official business on Friday for a stroll round Cld Jerusalem. It was the last day of his five-nation Middle East tour, aimed at long-term peace plans and an interim agreement to get the Suez Canal re-opened as quickly as possible.
One of the sites he called at was the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, were Christ was said to have been buried before His resurrection. This is the Katholikon, the Greek part of the Church. PAUSE THREE SECONDS. Mr. Rogers was shown round by a Roman Catholic Franciscan Father, a Greek Priest and an Armenian Priest....
....and he made his exit through Christ's Tomb, at the place where Christ's Tomb, at the place where Christ is said to have walked cut upon His resurrection. But then it was back to today's problems, and a visit to the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, where Mr. Rogers addressed the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee--the first foreigner ever to do so.