The World: Sinai: A Border for Israel

To dramatize the strategic importance of the Mitla and Giddi passes, the sites of bitter battles in three wars between Israel and Egypt, the Israeli government last week flew U.S. newsmen accompanying Secretary of State Henry Kissinger by helicopter to a promontory on the Sinai front from which they could see all the way to the Suez Canal. Diplomatic Editor Jerrold L. Schecter, who was on the helicopter tour, and TIME'S Daniel Drooz, who earlier made a visit to the vital passes, reported on the scene:

The Mitla Pass, cabled Schecter, is no narrow...

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