World: Israel's Growing Gloom

IN the tense days before the Six-Day War erupted, the 2,700,000 people of Israel were concerned but confident. When the war ended with a swift and resounding victory, their morale soared. But last week, on the third anniversary of the war, their mood was souring into one of gloom and uncertainty, and they were beginning to wonder whether they had really won a war, or merely the opening skirmish of a war. Frontier terrorism, constant clashes on the Suez Canal and anxiety about Soviet intentions have created a profound political and psychological malaise.


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