THE MIDDLE EAST The Homeless For nearly a decade, the most sensitive political ganglion in the strife-racked body of the Middle East has been the problem of the Arab refugees from Palestine. In tents and makeshift camps around Israel's borders from Gaza to Aleppo, they have lived—nearly 1,000,000 of them—in squalor and bitterness. Israel stubbornly refuses to take them back. The Arab countries just as stubbornly refuse to resettle them, on the grounds that this would be accepting defeat at the hands of Israel.

Thus rejected by friend and foe alike, suspicious of...

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