Foreign News: The Heat on Israel

The U.S., hoping to build up the reasonable, oil-bearing Arab elements as a decisive factor for anti-Communist stability in the Middle East, found itself in a cruel predicament last week. The one way to promote reasonableness among Arabs is to keep them from getting worked up about Israel, and to that end it was necessary to get the Israelis to clear out of Egypt and stop defying the U.N. As an inducement to the Israelis to cooperate, John Foster Dulles made them what seemed a good offer. As soon as Israel pulled back its troops, he told Ambassador Abba Eban, the...

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