The World: The U.J.A.'s Ultimate Trip

Shortly before noon one day last week, startled soldiers of the battle-tested Egyptian Second Army intercepted an Israeli bus that had broached their perimeter near the Suez Canal. While troops in command cars trained machine guns on the vehicle, an Egyptian colonel boarded it and discovered that his men had just captured, of all people, 28 prosperous young American business and professional men who were on a United Jewish Appeal fund-raising tour.

To spur U.J.A. donations in the U.S., Israeli officials had sent the "young leadership group" on a supposedly routine bus trip through the captured Sinai territory that Israel is...

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