MIDDLE EAST: Dulles on the Road

Armed with a thick, confidential black book which summarizes 160 foreign problems culled from top secret State and Defense files, John Foster Dulles 'went marching through the Middle East. ¶ Israel, his first stop after Egypt, went to great lengths to protect the most important official visitor the new state has welcomed in its five years. Hours before his Constellation arrived (an hour late), 1,000 police cordoned off the Lydda airport, banned other plane movements and unofficial phone calls, mounted machine guns, patrolled side roads with police dogs.

In Tel Aviv, Mistress Sharett prodded anxiously at the roast of...

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