World: STOKING THE ARAB-ISRAELI FIRES

LONG after the fire at Al Aqsa mosque had been put out, Arab leaders last week seemed determined to stoke it with the most inflammatory rhetoric since the Six-Day War of 1967. "There is no hope, no way except through force," Egypt's President Nasser said in a broadcast to his soldiers about the fire, which damaged the revered mosque in Israeli-ruled Jerusalem. "Hopes for a peaceful solution have been cruelly shattered," declared Jordan's King Hussein. "Now that all peaceful methods have been exhausted, I appeal to you to declare jihad [holy war]," cried...

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