World: ISRAEL'S DECISION: SECURITY WITHOUT PEACE

MEETING in secret session last week, the Israeli Cabinet came to a decision with far-reaching consequences for the issues of war and—above all—peace in the tense Middle East. Ever since the Six-Day War, the single most contentious issue in the Middle East has been the future of the 26,000 square miles of Arab territory occupied by Israel. Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser demands the return of "every inch" of that territory as a prior condition to any peaceful settlement. Israel, claiming the spoils of victory, has formally annexed Jerusalem's Arab section and taken over...

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