• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE LINED THE STREETS OF JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO THE LATE ISRAELI PRESIDENT, IZHAC BEN-ZVI, AS HIS FUNERAL PROCESSION MOVED SLOWLY ALONG A TWO-MILE ROUTE.

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    1.
    SV PEOPLE FILE PAST BIER.
    0.05

    2.
    CU WOMEN PASSING.
    0.09

    3.
    MV MEN PASSING.
    0.11

    4.
    CV OTHERS PASSING.
    0.17

    5.
    GV PAN... CROWD TO BIER.
    0.22

    6.
    SV WIDOW STANDS IN SILENCE BY BIER.
    0.26

    7.
    GV CROWD.
    0.29

    8.
    SV MR BEN GURION AND OTHERS MOVE TOWARDS COFFIN.
    0.34

    9.
    MV PARTY PASS COFFIN.
    0.41

    10.
    GV CROWD.
    0.43

    11.
    SV COFFIN IS BORNE ALONG.
    0.48

    12.
    GTV FUNERAL PROCESSION.
    0.51

    13.
    STV COFFIN ON VEHICLE PASSES.
    0.54

    14.
    GTV WIDOW AND CHIEF MOURNERS FOLLOW.
    0.57

    15.
    CV CHIEF MOURNERS.
    1.02

    16.
    SV TROOPS WITH LINKED ARMS HOLD BACK CROWD FOLLOWING.
    1.09

    17.
    GTV CROWD SURGING FOLLOWING CORTEGE.
    1.13

    18.
    SV COFFIN MOVING ALONG.
    1.16

    19.
    CV BEN GURION AND OTHERS FOLLOWING.
    1.19

    20.
    GV GIRL SOLDIERS WITH WREATHS.
    1.23

    21.
    MV DITTO.
    1.32

    22.
    MV COFFIN BORNE ALONG.
    1.32

    23.
    MV CHIEF MOURNERS FOLLOW.
    1.35

    24.
    SV COFFIN LOWERED TO GRAVE.
    1.42

    25.
    SLV MOURNERS.
    1.44

    26.
    SV COFFIN LOWERED INTO GRAVE.
    1.47

    27.
    MV ARMY SALUTE.
    1.49

    28.
    GV CROWD ROUND GRAVE.
    1.53



    Initials IT/S/JF/GH IT/S/JF/LW


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD NO.2892/63 OF 24 APRIL '63 "ISRAEL MOURNS DEATH OF PRESIDENT BEN-ZVI".

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE LINED THE STREETS OF JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO THE LATE ISRAELI PRESIDENT, IZHAC BEN-ZVI, AS HIS FUNERAL PROCESSION MOVED SLOWLY ALONG A TWO-MILE ROUTE.THE BEGINNING OF THE FUNERAL WAS MARKED BY THE WAILING OF SIRENS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, FOLLOWED BY A TWO-MINUTE SILENCE.IN JERUSALEM ITSELF, ALL WORK CAME TO A HALT AS SHOPS, FACTORIES, RESTAURANTS, THEATRES AND SHOPS WERE CLOSED.

    MR.BEN-ZVI, AGED 78, DIED AT HIS HOME ON TUESDAY.ALTHOUGH THE CAUSE OF HIS DEATH WAS NOT OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED, NEWSPAPERS SAID HE HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM MALIGNANT CANCER.

    STANDING IN DRIZZLING RAIN, THE THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS HEARD A EULOGY BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR.BEN-GURION, IN WHICH HE SPOKE OF PRESIDENT BEN-ZVI -- HIS LIFELONG FRIEND -- AS THE "MOST ESTEEMED AND BELOVED MAN IN ISRAEL".MR.BEN GURION SAID THE LATE PRESIDENT'S DEVOTION TO AND HIS STUDY OF THE VARIOUS TRIBES OF ISRAEL HAD WON FOR HIM THE LOVE OF THE ENTIRE JEWISH PEOPLE.

    THE COFFIN, WRAPPED IN THE NATIONAL FLAG AND CARRIED BY SIX ARMY GENERALS, WAS THEN PLACED ON A GUN CARRIER FOR THE SLOW PROCESSION TO THE KNESSET (PARLIAMENT).CABINET MINISTERS FOLLOWED THE WIDOW AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BEN-ZVI FAMILY BEHIND THE CORTEGE.

    FROM THE KNESSET, THE FUNERAL PROCESSION CONTINUED TO HAR HAMENOUHOT, A HILL WEST OF JERUSALEM, WHERE, TO A 21-GUN SALUTE, THE PRESIDENT'S COFFIN WAS LAID NEAR HIS FATHER'S TOMB.ONE HUNDRED YOUNG WOMEN LAID WREATHS ON THE GRAVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAFW45N8B4V0NK1OYW7OS2I1X
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFW45N8B4V0NK1OYW7OS2I1X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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