EGYPT: Fog over Suez

For the first time since he inherited Gamal Abdel Nasser's mantle as President of Egypt and leader of the Arab world, Anwar Sadat last week was subjected to massive public criticism by his fellow countrymen. At the vast (64,000 enrollment) University of Cairo, more than 6,000 angry undergraduates jammed into the school's auditorium, hoisted placards reading WE MUST FIGHT, and vowed to carry on the protest until Sadat showed up to answer their questions about foreign policy—particularly, the course of the war with Israel.

The students had been provoked by a massive reshuffle of the Egyptian Cabinet, which appeared to...

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