One in this series of current events documentary programs, hosted by Edward R. Murrow. Murrow reports from Wake Island, which remains unchanged since the World War II battle with the Japanese. Highlights of Kendrick's report from Jerusalem on the Arab-Israeli conflict include the following: view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, including the entrance at the Golden Gate; the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, erected on the spot where Christ was born; the Dome of the Rock, one of the holiest places in the Moslem faith; the Wailing Wall of the Jews; the Damascus Gate; profiles of two sentries, an Arab and an Israeli; Jaffa Road, the main Israeli road; King Solomon's St., the main Arab road; the Arab sentry at home with his wife and family; the Israeli sentry at home; the Englishman leader of the Arab troops, Glubb Pasha, discusses his troops and the Arab troops are seen training; the Israeli army is shown training; Alexander Kendrick interviews Israeli military chief Moshe Dayan; Israeli women soldiers training; an Arab refugee camp in Bethlehem; the Arab and Israeli ministers of propaganda on the Arab refugees; weekly United Nations armistice meeting with Arab and Israeli representatives; and Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett on Arab refugees. Murrow concludes from Wake Island. Includes commercials.


  • DATE: December 22, 1953 Tuesday 10:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:29
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T82:0220
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Bethlehem
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1951-1958
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Alcoa


  • Edward R. Murrow … Producer, Editor, Reporter
  • Fred W. Friendly … Producer, Editor
  • Don Hewitt … Director, Production (Misc.), Production Staff
  • Edmund Scott … Production (Misc.), Production Staff
  • Joseph Wershba … Production (Misc.), Production Staff
  • Palmer Williams … Production (Misc.), Production Staff
  • William McClure … Production (Misc.), Production Staff
  • Jack Beck … Production (Misc.), Production Staff
  • William Thompson … Production (Misc.), Production Staff
  • Howard O'Neill … Production (Misc.), Production Staff
  • Mili Lerner … Production (Misc.), Production Staff
  • Moshe Dayan
  • John Bagot Glubb
  • Alexander Kendrick
  • Moshe Sharett
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