MIDDLE EAST: From the Atlantic to the Gulf?

Meeting for the first time outside the Middle East, the ten-nation Arab League last week sought desperately to give the color of truth to diplomats' and demagogues' claims of 75 million Arabs standing as one, "from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf." Instead, the session at Morocco's Atlantic port of Casablanca served only to show how deeply divided the Arab world is.

To the usual fierce resolutions denouncing Israel, the eight ministers present added impassioned protestations of support for the Algerian rebels. But the two Arab nations that had done the most for the Algerian nationalists—Tunisia, by giving the F.L.N. rebels...

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