• Short Summary

    ISRAEL, BESET ON MANY SIDES, TODAY IS BATTLING TO SAVE ITS CROPS FROM HEAVY LOSSES FROM SWARMS OF INVADING LOCUSTS.

  • Description

    ISRAEL, BESET ON MANY SIDES, TODAY IS BATTLING TO SAVE ITS CROPS FROM HEAVY LOSSES FROM SWARMS OF INVADING LOCUSTS.

    IN DEUTERONOMY IT IS WRITTEN: "YOU SHALL CARRY MUCH SEED INTO THE FIELD AND SHALL GATHER LITTLE....FOR THE LOCUSTS SHALL CONSUME IT."TODAY, IN NUMBERS BEYOND COUNTING RED LOCUSTS ARE INVADING ISRAEL. THEY HAVE SWEPT IN FROM THE DIRECTIONS OF SAUDI ARABIA AND THE AFRICAN DESERT TO LAY WASTE CROPS BADLY NEEDED FOR ISRAEL'S DELICATELY-BALANCED ECONOMY. AND THE LOCUSTS HAVE....IN SHORT ORDER...STRIPPED BARE MANY OF THE TREES PLANTED AS PART OF THE LAND RECLAMATION PROGRAM.

    ISRAELI FARMERS...FIGHTING THE LOCUSTS AS BEST THEY CAN....ARE PUT IN MIND OF THE OLD TESTAMENT:"ALL YOUR TREES AND THE FRUIT OF YOUR GROUND THE LOCUSTS SHALL POSSESS".

    LOCUSTS WERE ONE OF THE TEN PLAGUES VISITED ON THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS. TODAY, EVEN MODERN INSECTICIDES SPRAYED BY PLANES AND TRUCK, ARE NO TOTAL DEFENSE.

    THE LOCUSTS SWEEP NORTH SEEMINGLY UNDIMINISHED IN NUMBER OR APPETITE. THEY GROW LARGE ON THE FRUITS OF THE FARMERS' LABOR. FOR THE ISRAELI FARMER AND THE CITY DWELLER, IT MEANS LESS FOOD ON THE TABLE..OR...MORE FOREIGN EXCHANGE SPENT TO REPLACE WHAT THE LOCUSTS HAVE DESTROYED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4S53ZMLS1RGGF5IDQ1RV9VQH
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4S53ZMLS1RGGF5IDQ1RV9VQH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1958
    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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