• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NASSER AND KING HUSSEIN BECAME PART OF JEWISH FOLKLORE TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN THEIR EFFIGIES JOINED QUEEN ESTHER OF BIBLICAL FAME IN AN ANNUAL CARNIVAL PROCESSION IN TEL AVIV.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NASSER AND KING HUSSEIN BECAME PART OF JEWISH FOLKLORE TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN THEIR EFFIGIES JOINED QUEEN ESTHER OF BIBLICAL FAME IN AN ANNUAL CARNIVAL PROCESSION IN TEL AVIV.

    THOUSANDS OF ISRAELIS, MANY IN FANCY DRESS, GAVE BOTH CHEERS AND JEERS AS THEY WATCHED THE GIANT FLOATS GO BY IN THIS PAGEANT FOR PURIM, A FESTIVAL COMMEMORATING THE DELIVERANCE OF THE PERSIAN JEWS AS TOLD IN THE BOOK OF ESTHER.

    THE EGYPTIAN AND JORDANIAN HEADS OF STATE WERE DEPICTED IN A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION -- A REFERENCE TO THEIR CONTACT ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI WAR LAST JUNE.

    ANOTHER MODERN TOUCH TO THE PAGEANT WHICH DEAL WITH THE ANCIENT BIBLICAL STORY, SHOWED SCORES OF GIRLS PUSHING DOLLS IN PRAMS. THIS SYMBOLISED ISRAEL'S NEED FOR AN INCREASED BIRTH RATE.

    BALCONIES AND ROOFTOPS WERE CROWDED ALONG THE TWO-MILE (THREE KMS) ROUTE ACROSS THE DECORATED CITY.

    LAST NIGHT SYNAGOGUES WERE THRONGED FOR THE READING OF THE BOOK OF ESTHER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADD8YLBJBU3M0FO6RA6DUBLLIR
    Media URN:
    VLVADD8YLBJBU3M0FO6RA6DUBLLIR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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