Middle East: The Somewhat Secret Pressure

Out of a four-day conference of Arab Premiers in Cairo last week came 22 secret resolutions. Since intrigue is as commonplace as sand in the Middle East, everyone was soon publicly discussing the clandestine clauses.

The most important were aimed at an odd pair of bedfellows — Israel and West Germany. Following up plans decided on at the Arab Summit in Alex andria last September, the conferees agreed to push ahead toward cutting off Israel's water with the building of a pumping station on the Wazzani River, which flows through Lebanon and Syria into Israel. By a series of locks, tun...

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