Middle East: Euphoria on the Nile

It became clear last week that there is one miracle ingredient that can produce at least temporary unity in the wrangling Arab world: hatred of Israel.

The kings, princes, sheikhs, presidents and dictators of twelve other Arab nations poured into Cairo in answer to Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser's call for unified action against Israel's intention this spring to divert the waters of the Jordan River to irrigate the Negev desert. Declared Israel's Labor Minister: "We will pump water even under gunfire, and we will defend ourselves against any attack!"

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