World: Hava Nagila in Egypt

Not since the days when the Pharaoh turned to Joseph for help have Jews been so enthusiastically welcome in Egypt. The Israelis (some 25 officials and 100 journalists) arriving at the Cairo conference last week were so deeply moved by their cordial reception that some, for a moment, may have even forgotten that their country and Egypt technically remained at war. TIME Correspondent William Stewart witnessed this emotional reverse exodus and cabled the following report:

Anyone carrying an Israeli passport has long been a pariah in Egypt—but not this week; in fact, there was a definite advantage in being an Israeli....

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