World: NEW CHOICES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

DESPITE a winter of unremitting violence in the Middle East, it seemed last week that both the Israelis and the Arab fedayeen commandos were mounting spring offensives of strike and counterstrike. Israeli jets pounded guerrilla bases in Syria and Jordan. Fedayeen bombs exploded in Jerusalem and Lydda. Yet the two events that may affect the area's future more than the violence had to do with changes in leadership. In Israel, the sudden death by heart attack of Premier Levi Eshkol (see box following page) opened the possibility of a struggle for succession. In...

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