• Short Summary

    Israeli warships on Tuesday (29 May) steamed along the Suez Canal for the first time since the state of Israel was created thirty-one years ago.

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    GV Israeli warship in canal
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    SV Naval officers on board
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    SV Captain of Israeli warship welcomes Egyptian pilot on board
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    SV Israeli and Egyptian flags on mast
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    CU Officers on ship speaking in English
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    LV Israeli warship in canal
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    GV People waving from bank of canal
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    SV Onlookers in building
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    GV Ship passing gun emplacement on bank
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    GV Egyptian soldiers behind sandbags
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    SV Warship in canal (2 shots)
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    ISRAELI OFFICER: "Our feeling is we feel really great. We arrived here yesterday in the afternoon at about six o'clock p.m. And since then, we have a lot of guests, a lot of people from all the authorities. Everything, everybody was very happy to meet us, and the same way with us. We were very pleased to meet our new friends from Egypt. And we feel really excited about entering for the first time to the Suez Canal."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Israeli warships on Tuesday (29 May) steamed along the Suez Canal for the first time since the state of Israel was created thirty-one years ago. There Israeli landing craft headed a northbound convoy that included Egyptian, Soviet and United States merchant vessels.

    SYNOPSIS: The four-hundred ton craft were the Achziv, Ashdod and Ashelon, all bound for the Israeli port of Ashdod from the Egyptian naval port of Sharm el Sheikh. Egyptian pilots came on board at Suez to move the new bilateral friendship another pace forward.

    The passage of the landing craft came twenty-nine days after the first Israeli ship -- the freighter Ashdod -- steamed down the canal since the peace treaty was signed two months ago. Scores of Egyptians applauded, some shouting 'Shalom' the Israeli word for peace.

    Sharm el Sheikh, their port of departure, is still occupied by the Israelis, but is to return to Egypt in the second, and last, stage of the Israeli withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula. The withdrawal is expected to be completed within three years. Four days before this canal passage, Israel had returned the Sinai capital of El Arish to Egypt.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADVKCG4TNW57YA7TH6834UJ825
    Media URN:
    VLVADVKCG4TNW57YA7TH6834UJ825
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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