• Short Summary

    Israel as a holiday destination is proposed in this travelogue.

  • Description

    Travelogue showing the splendour of Israel - traditions, landmarks, culture etc.

    Dawn in the Negev desert. Various shots of mountainous landscapes. Narrator speaks of new irrigation systems which will change the landscape. The Mount of Beatitudes - traditional site where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. Sanctuary of the Beatitudes - various shots. Horse riding through beautiful countryside. Tourists enjoy the sites. Horses drink from a lake. Ruins of Capernaum . Holidaymakers look at the ruins.

    C/U shots of an aircraft which has bought tourists to Israel (Sabena aircraft). Various shots of tourists exploring famous parts of Jerusalem including the Wailing Wall. Local men are seen - narrator states that Arabs and Jews live together. Nazareth. Markets, statues, buildings - both ancient and modern.

    Sequence showing modern buildings of Tel Aviv. Night club in Tel Aviv - lots of people dancing. Middle aged people - not real youngsters. Woman does a traditional dance wearing a black hooded robe. She balances an earthenware pot on her head.

    A horse race in the desert. Beduin tribesmen. Sea of Galilee. Eilat. Various shots of tourists swimming in the sea and scuba diving. Coral and fish are seen through underwater shots. Some of these shots are obviously tank shots. Brightly coloured bizarre looking fish.

    Lowest point on earth. C/U of the sign stating such. A couple baths in the Dead Sea - the man reads a newspaper whilst lying in the salt rich sea. Fountains in an urban park. Tourists explore in horse drawn carriage and in Bethlehem's air conditioned buses.

    Model of the nativity with small figures.

    Bethlehem. Various views of the city and landscape around it. Views of buildings in Jerusalem including the Shrine of the Book. Interior of the Shrine - shots of tourists looking at the leather parchment containing the words of Isaiah.

    Holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine at a hotel with swimming pool. Various shots of old buildings contrasted with more modern architecture. Narrator suggests that there is "Something for everyone" in Israel as a holiday destination.

    Various shots of passenger aircraft taking off and leaving Israel: "perhaps it is significant that you leave Israel in jet-age luxury" suggests the narrator, "because, though the past is important, so is the present - and the future."

    Note: portentous words to end the last ever Colour Pictorial. End of an era - sob!

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    Film ID:
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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:01:00 / 01:17:03:00
    CP 744

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