The World: Sinai Life: Bugs and 'Bedouinism'

"It seems incredible," says Fodor's Guide to the Sinai Peninsula, "but there has been a constant flow of traffic across this corner of hell since time immemorial." Last week the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution that will allow some 200 American technicians to become the latest pilgrims to the Sinai. The U.S. technicians will act as "custodians" at two multimillion-dollar surveillance sites along the Giddi Pass. They will also man two or three new watch stations in the area. Their life will not be easy, as TIME'S Jerusalem bureau chief Donald Neff discovered when he went on a Jeep-borne tour...

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