Like a muezzin's cry, a realization was quivering through the dusty air of the Middle East last week: The war in Europe was almost over. The Arab peoples still had done next to nothing to win favors at the peace table. And Pan-Arabia was still a mirage.

There had been Pan-Arab parleys aplenty but no action. Every race-proud Arab knew that the time was long overdue for telling the world that Pan-Arabia wanted to play a greater part in fashioning her own future. From the Tigris to the Nile the desert air was sultry with more than summer heat.

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