Foreign News: The Sequences

Officially, the U.S. and Britain "see eye to eye on the imperative necessity of an early settlement in the Middle East." But in practice, a pointed difference turned up last week. At the very moment that Israel was asking the U.S. State Department for arms to meet "the grave national emergency" created by Egypt's Soviet arms deal, Sir Anthony Eden was pushing a "compromise" plan to redraw Israel's border in favor of her neighbors. Eden, anxious to avert war (but also hopeful of weaning the oil-rich Arab states away from Soviet influence), proposed that new frontiers be drawn around Israel some...

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