The World: The View From Two Generations

The Middle East leaders with whom Henry Kissinger will soon confer were hosts during the past two weeks to a party of 53 U.S. industrialists and TIME editors and correspondents. In ten Arab capitals, the TIME-sponsored news tour repeatedly heard this message: the U.S., because of its contacts with Israel, must play the key role as Middle East peacemaker. The Arabs also emphasized that they are anxious for closer ties to the U.S. to counterpoint Washington's special relationship with Israel. Nor were they at all hesitant to lecture their visitors on what they...

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