• Short Summary

    ISRAEL AND JORDAN FACE EACH OTHER IN JERUSALEM ACROSS A STRAGGLING BORDER WHERE THERE IS HARDLY A SOLDIER IN SIGHT.

  • Description

    ISRAEL AND JORDAN FACE EACH OTHER IN JERUSALEM ACROSS A STRAGGLING BORDER WHERE THERE IS HARDLY A SOLDIER IN SIGHT. A CAREFUL SEARCH OF RUINED BUILDINGS ALONG THE BORDER REVEALS HERE AND THERE, AN ISRAELI MACHINE GUN WITH ITS SNOUT JUTTING TOWARDS THE OLD CITY, WHICH CONTAINS SOME OF THE MOST WELL-KNOWN NAMES IN THE HOLY LAND.

    WITH JORDAN FRESHLY LINED UP ALONGSIDE ISRAEL'S ENEMIES UNDER THE DEFENCE PACT SIGNED IN CAIRO ON TUESDAY (30 MAY), THE QUESTION ARISES OF JORDAN'S POWER TO STRIKE A TELLING BLOW.

    JERUSALEM, SITUATED ON A HUMP OF TERRITORY THAT POKES INTO JORDAN, COULD IN THEORY BE VULNERABLE TO ANY ATTACK. BUT THE ISRAELIS ARE CONFIDENT THAT IT CAN BE HELD.

    ALTHOUGH ISRAELI FORCES ALONG THE ACTUAL BORDER ARE LARGELY LIMITED TO OBSERVATION UNITS, ISRAELI MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY THAT SUBSTANTIAL FORMATIONS ARE AT HAND TO BE CALLED UP IN AN EMERGENCY. MOREOVER, THEY SAY THAT IF PRESSED,"ISRAEL COULD LAUNCH A FEROCIOUS STRIKE THAT WOULD INFLICT DAMAGE ON A SCALE THAT JORDAN WOULD SHRINK FROM ACCEPTING."
    ON TUESDAY (30 MAY) THE CHIEF OF THE ISRAELI GENERAL STAFF, MAJOR-GENERAL ITZCHAK RABIN FLEW BY HELICOPTER TO THE EGYPTIAN BORDER IN THE SINAI AREA. THERE, AS SHOWS IN THIS OFFICIAL ISRAELI FILM, HE INSPECTED AND TALKED TO THE TROOPS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAENGM1JPEVDSZLB225RUKTO60M
    Media URN:
    VLVAENGM1JPEVDSZLB225RUKTO60M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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