• Short Summary

    ISRAELI AND SYRIAN REPRESENTATIVE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) MET IN AM OLD CUSTOMS SHED TO TRY AND BRING PEACE TO THEIR TENSE BORDER AREA.

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    U.N. VEHICLES ESCORT ISRAELI REPRESENTATIVES TO CUSTOMS SHED; ISRAELI OBSERVATION POST; U.N. CONVOY RETURNS; ISRAELI PRESS CONFERENCE.


    1.
    MV SIGN "FRONTIER AHEAD"
    0.02

    2.
    SV U.N. MEN BY CARS PREPARING TO MOVE OFF (2 SHOTS)
    0.12

    3.
    CU U.N. MAN IN CAR USES MICROPHONE
    0.13

    4.
    CU U.N. ARMLET TILT TO FACE OF COMPANION
    0.18

    5.
    SV VEHICLES MOVE OFF (2 SHOTS)
    0.30

    6.
    GV EN ROUTE SYRIAN BORDER
    0.34

    7.
    CU ISRAELI OBSERVATION POST
    0.36

    8.
    LV CONVOY TOWARDS SYRIAN BORDER
    0.39

    9.
    TELEPHOTO - SYRIAN POST AT BNOT YAKOV
    0.45

    10.
    CU ISRAELI GUARD LOOKING
    0.49

    11.
    STV U.N. CARS RETURNING
    0.51

    12.
    SCU ISRAELI GUARD
    0.53

    13.
    STV U.N. CARS RETURN (2 SHOTS)
    0.59

    14.
    SV TOWARDS CAMERA
    1.03

    15.
    SV EXT. PRESS CONFERENCE
    1.06

    16.
    SCU ISRAELI SPOKESMAN
    1.09

    17.
    CU DITTO
    1.11

    18.
    SV CONFERENCE
    1.14



    Initials RGH/VS/JF/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ISRAELI AND SYRIAN REPRESENTATIVE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) MET IN AM OLD CUSTOMS SHED TO TRY AND BRING PEACE TO THEIR TENSE BORDER AREA. THE MEETING - AND EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE ISRAEL - SYRIA MIXED ARMISTICE COMMISSION - WAS THE FIRST DIRECT CONTACT BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TWO COUNTRIES IN EIGHT YEARS.

    THE MEETING WAS SUGGESTED BY THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, U THANT, AND ITS AIM WAS TO SEEK PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR DISPUTES OVER CULTIVATION OF LAND IN THE DEMILITARISED ZONE IN THE FRONTIER AREA. THIS WAS THE SCENE OF VIOLENT CLASHES EARLIER THIS MONTH.

    THE NEGOTIATORS MET IN THE FORMER CUSTOMS SHED ON THE SYRIAN SIDE OF THE BORDER, ON ONE SIDE OF A BRIDGE ACROSS THE JORDAN RIVER KNOWN AS JISR BANAT YACOUB, THE DAUGHTERS OF JACOB.

    YESTERDAY, EVERYTHING WAS QUIET AND SERENE ALONG THE BORDER. THE ISRAELI DELEGATES WERE MET AT THE BRIDGE BY UNITED NATIONS MILITARY OBSERVERS AND SYRIAN OFFICERS AND ESCORTED IN CONVOY TO THE SYRIAN SHED.

    CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETING WAS LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ODD BULL, OF NORWAY, CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE U.N. TRUCE SUPERVISION ORGANISATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADRDTRXW2OMO5QN4A0I11NS7LW
    Media URN:
    VLVADRDTRXW2OMO5QN4A0I11NS7LW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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