Middle East: Opening a Third Front


While egging other Arabs on, Syria has remained a ringside fanatic since the 1967 war. It was fearful of evoking Israeli retaliation against itself. Last week, however, it actively joined the fray. Its entry increased the tension and violence in the Middle East by yet another notch.

Two Syrian Sukh017 fighter-bombers streaked across Israel's northern bor der and bombed an Israeli military post on Mount Hermon. Syrian artillery opened up against the town of Ku-neitra, key military headquarters in the occupied Golan Heights. Israel denied that either attack caused casualties. The...

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