ISRAEL: Consequences of Victory

As Israelis lit their first candles celebrating the traditional festival of lights (Hanukkah) last week, the government decreed a national dimout. Reason: a fuel shortage that was one indirect consequence of Israel's seven-day victory over Egypt. In homes, hotels and hospitals only one 60-watt light bulb was permitted to burn in any room, and families were restricted to a maximum of 60 kw-h per month. Housewives boned up on how much power each appliance consumed (example: a washing machine uses up one kw-h in 30 minutes), and pinned up self-rationing lists in...

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