MIDDLE EAST: First Aid for the Cease-Fire

Rather like a doctor rushing to keep a frail patient alive, U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger returns to the Middle East this week. His mission: to try to inject some vitality into the Arab-Israeli cease-fire he was instrumental in negotiating in early November.

The cease-fire is alive, but barely.

The tent at Kilometer 101 on the Cairo-Suez road, where Egyptian and Israeli officers had met to discuss ways of carrying out the ceasefire, remained empty all week. On both the Suez and Syrian fronts, United Nations observers reported increasing numbers of...

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