MIDDLE EAST: Heads Together

Among the red tarbooshes in Cairo's Shepheard's Hotel last week bobbed many other varieties of Arab headgear—flowing khafiya of desert men from Saudi Arabia and Yemen, top-heavy sedarah from Iraq, the occasional spiked helmet of a Trans-Jordan Arab Legionnaire. The delegates of the seven Arab League states were getting their heads together to discuss tactics of the Arab fight against Zionism.

Solid Friendship. Arab leaders, united in opposition to Zionism, were not uniformly zealous in planning war. Iraq, Syria and Lebanon were for all-out war by League members and economic pressure on backers of the U.N. partition plan. But Egypt, Saudi...

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