The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty has begun to show concrete results. Egyptian soldiers have moved into?
SV: Egyptian technicians arriving on the back of a truck in El Arish.
SV AND CU: Technicians being welcomed by happy locals. (2 shots)
LV AND CU: Egyptian and Israeli soldiers looking at map on hood of jeep. (2 shots)
CU: Sinai lorry driver and Egyptian soldier kissing.
LV: soldiers walking across desert with map.
SV AND CU: red and white marker being planted in sand as Egyptian and Israeli soldiers watch. (3 shots)
CU INTERIOR: (ISRAEL) Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin speaking in English at Jerusalem Hotel dinner. (3 shots)
BEGIN: "The Islamic Conference in Morocco two days ago, proclaimed that Jerusalem is the capital city of Palestine. As far as I remember the capital city of the United States is called Washington D.C. and D.C. stands for District of Columbia. Now, we shall in future call Jerusalem D.C. But D.C. in connection with Jerusalem means David's ladies and gentlemen, as Washington D.C. will never be partitioned, so Jerusalem D.C. will be indivisible I suggested in our parliament that the Lebanese government meets with the Israeli government. They don't have any territorial claim on the land of Israel. We don't have any claims on Lebanon We can sign a peace treaty - the second peace treaty in the Middle East - in no time, after a day or two of talks. In God's good time we shall have peace with Jordan, and with Syria, ladies and gentlemen. So We laid the cornerstone of the real peace in the Middle East between us and all our neighbours around us."
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Background: The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty has begun to show concrete results. Egyptian soldiers have moved into the Israeli held town of El Arish, the administrative centre of the Sinai. The town is to be handed over officially in less than two weeks but officials from both sides are still working out the details, which include visits from Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin.
SYNOPSIS: Egyptian technicians arrived in a convoy on the outskirts of El Arish to set up shop, on Monday (14 May) eleven days in advance of the official hand-over.
Local people went wild with joy. It's a mild foretaste of what is expected when President Sadat arrives on the twenty-fifty of May for the formal return of El Arish to Egyptian rule.
Several kilometres east of El Arish, Israeli and Egyptian officers pore over maps and aerial photographs before deciding upon the new frontier.
Local Arabs spotting the Egyptian uniforms, showed their joy.
Officers move off, over the sand dunes, to start placing border marker drums, to denote exactly where the new frontier is to run. In Jerusalem Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin spoke to the Bnai Brith organisation on Monday (14 May).