Middle East: Dialogue of the Deaf

MIDDLE EAST

Permanent peace in the Middle East seems more than ever a mirage in the desert of Arab-Israeli antipathies. Egyptian and Israeli artillery dueled across the Suez Canal last week with unsettling and dangerous regularity. The casualties of an uncertain truce are beginning to rise. Some 100 Egyptians were killed in last week's exchanges, along with half a dozen Israelis. In a growing war of Arab terrorism in Israeli-occupied territory, Israel lost its first lives since the war: a three-year-old child and two policemen.

At the United Nations, Israeli Foreign Minister Abba...

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