INTRODUCTION: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's recent statement calling for the liberation of Arab East Jerusalem has caused new tension between Israel and Egypt.
GV Girls dancing in the street in Jerusalem Day march. (2 SHOTS)
CU Girls in colourful costume dancing along road.
GV Crowds look on as security forces patrol the streets. (2 SHOTS)
CU Children dressed in national costume dancing.
GV Groups of dancers in the streets.
CU Wreath at the memorial service.
SV Prime Minister Begin listening to military speaker.
GV Crowds at memorial service.
SV & GV Prime Minster Begin speaking in Hebrew. (2 SHOTS)
GV Crowds including security guard. (2 SHOTS)
GV Prime Minister's office building with newsmen at entrance.
CU Begin speaking in English.
SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)
BEGIN: (SEQ 12): "They will never accept that there is one sovereignty in Jerusalem in its entirety, -- Israel's sovereignty. It is Israel's capital in its entirety and there will be free access forever to members of all religions to the holy places -- and so it was since the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel -- one city indivisible. That is the point of view of Israel by national consensus -- except the communists -- and so it will be in the future."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's recent statement calling for the liberation of Arab East Jerusalem has caused new tension between Israel and Egypt. On Jerusalem Day on Monday (1 June), as Israelis celebrated the fourteenth anniversary of their occupation of the city, Prime Minister Menachem Begin reaffirmed his country's claim to the capital.
SYNOPSIS: The new quarrel between Israel and her only Arab ally did not affect the festivities. Thousands of people -- many in colourful traditional costumes -- marched and danced through the streets of Jerusalem which Israel captured from Jordan in 1967. It was an opportunity to forget the tension of recent months when Israel and Syria have seemed on the brink of war.
But even during the celebrations the security forces were on patrol. Two months ago one man was killed and two children injured when a restaurant in West Jerusalem was bombed by Palestinian guerrillas.
As well as the music and dancing there were other activities. A memorial service to commemorate those who died during the 1967 was held at Mount Herzl. A wreath was laid and there were readings from the Torah. Mr. Begin was one of the main participants.
Mr. Begin addressed the crowd at the service in Hebrew. In an earlier speech -- when opening the Jerusalem Day festivities -- he said that Jerusalem would belong to the Jews forever. "We have returned and we shall stay," he told a cheering crowd. But he made no direct reference to President Sadat's call that Moslems should liberate Jerusalem and it should be a unified city ruled jointly by the Arabs and Israelis.
Later, outside his office, Mr. Begin spoke to newsmen about the Arab world's view of Jerusalem.