MIDDLE EAST: A New October War of Words

The most prominent victim so far of Henry Kissinger's interim agreement in the Sinai turns out to be the Arab unity that was forged so tightly in the 1973 October War. Egypt and Syria, the two principal "confrontation nations" in that war, last week continued a campaign of vilification against each other that is turning into a new October war of words. Syria is angry because Egyptian President Anwar Sadat agreed to the Kissinger accord on Sinai. Egypt is furious at the unexpected fury of the Syrian assault.

Egyptian newspapers, attacking Syria and its charges of a "sellout" by Cairo,...

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