Letters, Jun. 7, 1971

Middle East Riddle

Sir: The main riddle in the Middle East [May 17] is why the U.S. Government doesn't remember what happened as a result of Chamberlain's forcing Czechoslovakia to give in to Hitler's demand for the Sudetenland. Now Secretary of State Rogers is forcing Israel to give up the Sinai, supposedly to Egypt, but actually to Russia, which really controls the military power in Egypt.

Why do our leaders have to repeat the same mistakes?

DONALD BAILEY

Los Angeles

Sir: In your Sadat story you suggest that we Israelis have become too rigid in dealing with our neighbors. Give us, to the south...

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