An hour-long procession of Israel's armed forces paraded past President ben Zwi and Premier Ben Gurion in Haifa May 2, in celebration of the 12th anniversary of Israeli Independence.
LV Colour party with flags of Israel and Israel Defence forces.
SV Chief of Staff General Laskov: President Ben Zwi; and Premier Ben Gurion on saluting dais.
LV Vautour bombers fly over.
LV Helicopter fly over.
SV Military police motor cyclists lead parade.
LV Flags of the regiments carried past on jeeps.
SV Tanks pass dais.
LV Jeeps carrying 106mm anti tank guns.
SCU SS.10 anti tank missiles on jeeps.
STV Girl soldiers march past.
GV PAN..spectators and members of military attaches.
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Background: An hour-long procession of Israel's armed forces paraded past President ben Zwi and Premier Ben Gurion in Haifa May 2, in celebration of the 12th anniversary of Israeli Independence.
Several items of military equipment new to Israeli's armoury- including a mobile unit of French anti-tank guided missiles - were given a great welcome by the 250,000 spectators lining the six-kilometre route.
Recent development in the Middle East arms situation are causing concern in Israel, and Army spokesmen in Tel-Aviv have openly stated that Israeli forces are being re-organised to meet the new situation.