• Short Summary

    Thousands of demonstrations clashed briefly with guards outside jerusalem's Knesset (Parliament) yesterday (Monday). They were?

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    GV Demonstrators outside (Knesset) Parliament
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    SV Ditto with placards
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    MV Woman hands out leaflets
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    CU Placard `Israeli Law makes my children 2nd class citizens'
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    CU PAN Other placards
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    SV Demonstrators
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    GV Police move into crowd
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    SV Police surging with demonstrators
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    GV PAN Surging continues
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    SV Another Angle - Surging
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    GV Crowd
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    MV Demonstrators surging
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    CU Demonstrators shouting (2 shots)
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    SV Demonstrators with placards
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    LV Dahn ben Amotz addresses crowd from Knesset wall
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    LV PAN Crowd outside Knesset
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thousands of demonstrations clashed briefly with guards outside jerusalem's Knesset (Parliament) yesterday (Monday). They were protesting against Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's handling of a new law defining Jewishness.

    Left-wing movements organised the demonstration, together with leading intellectuals and artists -- including popular Israeli actor Dahn ben Amotz. Inside the building, the Knesset was debating the controversial Bill, which seeks to define Jewishness according to traditional religious criteria.

    An estimated 3,000 people took part in the demonstration. Many carried placards condemning the Prime Minister's action and the baste with which the Bill was being rushed through Parliament.

    As the crowd surged towards the Knesset building, guards moved forward to prevent their advance. For some time the two sides milled around the building, but there was no violence.

    The government Bill seeks to give legal standing to the traditional religious definition of a Jew -- which is based on the Jewishness of a person's mother. Under religious law, Jewish religion and nationality are inseparable.

    It also ensures, however, that the non-Jewish partner in a mixed marriage, and the children of such a union, will aitp,atoca;;u receive Israeli nationality on immigration to Israel.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2O6VK4TBK2GK9LXVAB4NIAQCD
    Media URN:
    VLVA2O6VK4TBK2GK9LXVAB4NIAQCD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
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    N/A

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