MIDDLE EAST: One Step After Another

For months the world has talked as if Israeli withdrawal were the Middle East's only problem. It is not; but the U.S. has insisted that the area's real problems cannot be dealt with until the ugly debris of the Suez debacle is cleared away piece by piece. With Israel purging itself of aggression at last, the world could turn to Gamal Abdel Nasser, whose country has ignored a 1951 U.N. resolution calling for free passage of Israeli ships through the Suez Canal.

Ben-Gurion's long defiance, so strongly deplored, so anxiously debated, served...

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