Middle East: Words of Violence

Instead of the noise of rifles and rockets, the Middle East reverberated last week with talk. In its way, much of the talk was as deadly, since it portended further violence.

In Cairo, Gamal Abdel Nasser exhorted the Arabs to prepare to fight against Israel "a battle of destiny on a sea of blood under a blazing sky." Also, in Cairo, representatives of 13 Arab states, convening as the Joint Arab Defense Council, gathered to discuss ways of mobilizing their resources for the struggle against Israel. There, too, talks between Lebanese officials and...

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