World: Giving Muslims a Lift

With their Muslim brothers embroiled in the Iran-Iraq war, 4,700 Israeli Arabs feared that they would not be able to make the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca. Day after day they waited for buses to meet them at the Allenby Bridge spanning the Jordan River, the boundary between Jordan and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, to begin their 18-hour overland journey to the holy sites in Saudi Arabia. Finally, on the tenth day of their vigil, the first of 125 dusty vehicles rolled into view. War or no war, the hajj...

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