DEBATE: Another Round in the War of Words

The war of tanks and missiles in the Middle East is matched by an equally angry war of words in the belligerent capitals and in New York City, where both sides have traded rhetorical blows at the United Nations. Last week TIME Correspondent Lansing Lamont had separate interviews with Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed El Zayyat. The questions put by Lamont to both diplomatic spokesmen were identical. The answers were alike only in their intransigence.

How will the cease-fire settlement, when it comes, differ this time from...

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