Middle East: An Offer from Nasser

The diplomatic air was filled last week with talk of a possible Middle East settlement between Egypt and Israel—and the talk was kept aloft by Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser. Such hopes, of course, had been raised many times since last summer's Arab-Israeli war, and never came to anything. This time, diplomats in London reported that the Egyptians had informed United Nations Mediator Gunnar Jarring that, if Israel withdrew its forces from the Sinai Peninsula under the terms of last November's U.N. resolution, they would permit a U.N. peace-keeping force to occupy the...

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