THE NATION: First Stage

ISRAEL WILL GET OUT, cried the headlines, as Israel's Premier David Ben-Gurion promised to order his tough little army home by phased withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and the western shores of the Gulf of Aqaba. By rights the news should have prompted a moment of rest for tireless Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. He had spent the week arguing, reasoning, cajoling, and proposing—both with foreign diplomats and congressional critics, e.g., Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson. He tried to make it clear to Israel (without prejudicing the Arab nations) that Egypt would risk the ire of the...

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