FOREIGN RELATIONS: Diplomats at Work, Jan. 28, 1957

While Congress dallied over the Eisenhower doctrine, the State Department last week fixed its sights on the next goal in the Middle East: a set of solutions designed to reduce the areas of Israeli-Egyptian friction. At the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. made a triple-decked proposal that in effect staked out a new U.S. position:

Proposal No. 1: Israel must withdraw behind the 1949 demarcation line in accordance with U.N. resolutions.

Proposal No. 2: Israel, in return for withdrawal, must be secured against a renewal of Egyptian action which led to the original attack, e.g., by assurances...

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