World: Dangerous Deadline for the Middle East

THROUGHOUT the Middle East this week, devout Moslems are beginning the annual observance of Ramadan, the month of sunup-to-sundown fasting. This year Ramadan coincides with a possibly more momentous date. Five days after the fast begins, the 90-day cease-fire between Egypt and Israel is scheduled to end. Most likely the truce will continue, but on a de facto basis and not by a formal extension of the original cease-fire arranged by U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers.

Audible Grumbling. Cairo and Jerusalem are aware of the fragility of such an arrangement. Both are under...

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