• Short Summary

    IF PEACE TALKS BY ISRAEL, THE ARAB STATES AND THE UNITED NATIONS SHOULD FAIL TO SETTLE THE PROBLEM OF PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST THEN AN ARAB LEADER IS READY TO START DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV HEBRON
    0.03

    2.
    GV STREET
    0.08

    3.
    MV ARAB POLICEMAN
    0.09

    4.
    SV POLICEMAN - TRUCK PASSES
    0.12

    5.
    GV MUNICIPALITY BUILDING
    0.17

    6.
    MV INT: JABARI STUDIES ARABIC TRANSLATION HEBREW PRESS.
    0.20

    7.
    CU JABARI READING
    0.24

    8.
    MV PAN: OTHER ARAB OFFICIALS
    0.28

    9.
    SV OFFICIALS AND JABARI READING
    0.32

    10.
    SV OFFICIALS
    0.35

    11.
    SV JABARI MOVES TO MEETING
    0.41

    12.
    GV CROWDED ROOM
    0.46

    13.
    MV JABARI WITH ARAB NOTABLES STUDY PETITION
    0.52

    14.
    GV PAN: ARABS AND VARIOUS NEWSMEN WAIT FOR STATEMENT
    1.02

    15.
    CU JABARI (SOF) STARTS - (TRANSLATION OF STATEMENT IN ENGLISH).
    1.08

    16.
    CU JABARI
    1.13

    17.
    MV & CU NEWSMAN MAKES NOTES
    1.23

    18.
    MV NEWS MEN
    1.26

    19.
    SV NEWSMAN AND ARAB PAN: TO JABARI AT DESK
    1.32

    20.
    CU NEWSMAN
    1.37

    21.
    CU JABARI (SOF) ENDS
    1.39

    22.
    SV MILITARY GOVERNOR AND ASSISTANT ENTER OFFICE
    1.44

    23.
    SV INT: JABARI CHATS TO MILITARY GOVERNOR
    1.47

    24.
    CU MILITARY GOVERNOR
    1.50

    25.
    CU JABARI
    1.52

    26.
    MV THE TWO MEN
    1.56

    27.
    SV PAN: FROM JABARI'S SON AND MILITARY ASSISTANT TO THE TWO MEN
    2.03

    28.
    CU JABARI
    2.06

    29.
    SV EXT: JABARI, MILITARY GOVERNOR AND ASSISTANT LEAVE
    2.14

    30.
    SV JABARI LEAVES
    2.19

    31.
    SV JABARI REACHES CAR
    2.28

    32.
    GV CAR AWAY
    2.35

    33.
    LV THE JABARI HOME
    2.38

    34.
    MV INT: PAN: JABARI WITH GRANDSON ON KNEE FLANKED BY SONS
    2.46

    35.
    CU JABARI AND GRANDSON
    2.51

    36.
    SV JABARI AND SONS
    2.54

    37.
    SV JABARI, SON AND GRANDSON
    2.57


    TRANSCRIPT:



    JABARI (TRANSLATION): "WE HOPE THAT THE ARABS WILL SUCCEED IN ESTABLISHING A LASTING PEACE BETWEEN THE ARABS AND ISRAEL AND THAT THE HOPES OF THE ARAB PEOPLE MATERIALISE. IF, GOD FORBID, THESE NEGOTIATIONS FAIL, WE SHALL MOST PROBABLY CALL A MEETING OF ALL THE LEADERS OF THE WEST BANK OF PALESTINE SO THAT THEY MAY VOICE THEIR OPINIONS ON THEIR PROBLEMS WHICH THEY THEMSELVES MUST STATE, IN CASE THE ARABS FAIL IN THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THEIR HOPERS."




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    Background: IF PEACE TALKS BY ISRAEL, THE ARAB STATES AND THE UNITED NATIONS SHOULD FAIL TO SETTLE THE PROBLEM OF PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST THEN AN ARAB LEADER IS READY TO START DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS.

    THE ARAB IS MOHAMMED JABARI, A FORMER JORDANIAN CABINET MINISTER, NOW THE MAYOR OF HEBRON, A TOWN SOUTH OF JERUSALEM IN THE FINGER OF JORDANIAN LAND THAT POKES INTO ISRAEL. HE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INDIVIDUAL ARAB IN WHAT IS NOW ISRAELI-OCCUPIED TERRITORY.

    SKIN THE COLOUR OF A FIG, EYES LIGHT BLUE, A WHITE BEARD; AN UPRIGHT, IMMACULATE FIGURE, CAPED BY THE TARBOUSH OF THE ORTHODOX MOSLEM WHO HAS MADE THE HADJ - THE COMPULSORY PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA.

    A PATRIARCH TO HIS 50,000 FLOCK IN HEBRON - THE FATHER OF 12 CHILDREN, EIGHT SONS, FOUR DAUGHTERS.

    HE'S BEEN MAYOR OF HEBRON FOR YEARS, A PALESTINIAN FROM THE TOP OF HIS TARBOUSH TO THE SOLES OF HIS SANDALS. NOT ONE OF KING HUSSEIN'S MOST LOVABLE MAYORS ON THE WEST BANK, BUT A STOUT SUPPORTER OF THE IDEA OF A PALESTINIAN STATE - OR ENTITY - AT LEAST. HIS FOLLOWERS ARE AS LOYAL AS HIS ENEMIES ARE ARDENT. HE FEARLESS, THOUGH SMART AND DIPLOMATIC. HE TALKS A LOT, BUT SOMEHOW SAYS LITTLE.

    JABARI IS THE STRONGEST MAN ON THE WEST BANK TODAY. HE IS IN HIS OFFICE BY 8.30, READS THE HEBREW AND ENGLISH PRESS, MEETS NOTABLES, LISTEN TO MALCONTENTS, COUNSELS PILGRIMS TO MECCA.

    A MAN RESPECTED AND FEARED IN BOTH CAMPS. A MAN WHO KNOWS HIS MIND - AND SPEAKS IT. A MAN WHO KNOWS THE WISDOM OF GIVE AN TAKE. A FATHER FIGURE WHO AT 64, MAY LEAD THE MIDDLE EAST OUT OF THE WILDERNESS OF 20TH. CENTURY WAR AND INTO PEACE OF 20TH. CENTURY PROSPERITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAJ6W3PVMKLFLZ8SZOA6TEDTUC
    Media URN:
    VLVAJ6W3PVMKLFLZ8SZOA6TEDTUC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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