World: Yes from Nasser, Dilemma for Israel

THE Middle East war is older than many of the soldiers who fight it; yet in the 22 years since the fighting began over the creation of Israel, neither Israelis, Arabs nor well-meaning outsiders have been able to work out a lasting settlement. Against this discouraging background of aborted peace plans, U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers was given little chance six weeks ago when he proposed still another attempt at negotiations. The new effort was launched as Washington prepared to act on an Israeli request for more jets —a move that threatened to...

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