THE ARABS: The World Will No Longer Laugh

Whether the Arab attack on Israeli-held territory is ultimately successful or not, it has already shattered the myth that Arabs are militarily impotent. As one Arab journalist put it: "It doesn't matter if the Israelis eventually counterattack and drive us back. What matters is that the world now no longer will laugh at us when we threaten to fight. No longer will it dismiss our threats as a lot of bluff and bluster. It will have to take us seriously." Arabs round the world last week felt that they had finally shed their...

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