SINAI: The Road Back

As it prepared to clear the Suez Canal (if not its clouded title), the U.N.'s next and much tougher task is to establish its Emergency Force along the Egyptian-Israeli 1949 armistice line, some 120 miles to the east. To judge by the beginnings, this may take a long time. In Jerusalem Premier David Ben-Gurion announced that "under no circumstances" would Israel agree to return the captured Gaza Strip of Palestine territory to Egypt. And in the Sinai desert, advancing Yugoslav elements of the UNEF found that the retreating Israelis had skillfully scorched...

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