MIDDLE EAST: Sustaining the Momentum of Peace

At Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, the heavy iron gates were trampled down by a crying, shouting mob. The homecoming Israelis who debarked from the DC-6 chartered by the International Red Cross were literally passed hand over hand above the crowd to joyous relatives. Attending dignitaries, led by retiring Premier Golda Meir and her successor Yitzhak Rabin, had to scramble for their safety as well as their dignity. At Damascus International Airport, meanwhile, 10,000 delirious people, ignoring streams of water played on them from fire-engine hoses, broke through cordons of...

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