MIDDLE EAST: Year of Peace and Decision

A year ago last week, the guns fell silent along the Suez Canal as Egypt and Israel announced their acceptance of U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers' plan for a ceasefire. At the time, United Nations Secretary-General U Thant declared: "The road ahead is long, arduous and uncertain, but if only there is a will for peace, all obstacles can be surmounted and peace will be achieved." In the year since, few obstacles have been surmounted, and a formula for peace has yet to be found. But the year-long respite has produced...

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