• Short Summary

    While fighting flares again between right wing and leftist groups in the Lebanon, Israeli and Lebanese right wing forces has been involved in a gesture of goodwill.

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    While fighting flares again between right wing and leftist groups in the Lebanon, Israeli and Lebanese right wing forces has been involved in a gesture of goodwill.

    SYNOPSIS: The gesture came about when Lebanese right wing Christian forces were invited by the Israelis to a concert just inside the Israelis side of the Lebanese/Israeli border. The Israelis have previously given medical and military aid to the Lebanese Christian forces fighting against the left-wing Palestinian backed Lebanese groups.

    The right wing Lebanese guerrillas poured through has gate in the barbed wire fence dividing the two countries. Many of those attending the concert organised by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra were wounded members of the Christian forces.

    But all appeared to appreciate the Israeli gesture as conductor, Zubin Mehta, began the concert.

    The left wing Lebanese authorities have claimed the concert was nothing but what they termed, " a publicity stunt to improve Israel's image abroad". But the Israelis claim the gesture was organised to promote a sense of goodwill and peaceful harmony along the Lebanese/Israeli border. Meanwhile, leftist and right wing Lebanese forces have exchanged artillery fire in southern Lebanon. According to reports from travellers in the area, the exchange cost the lives of at least five people and crops in the area were set ablaze.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB3NEXS9CQ40IFGS1MJU6QZSXN
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3NEXS9CQ40IFGS1MJU6QZSXN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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