Egypt: Cruel & Difficult Struggle

Top Egyptian Singer Um Kalthoum, who barely two months ago was inciting the Arabs with breathy ballads about Israel's coming defeat, has a new job. She is directing a campaign to collect gold, jewelry and stashed-away cash to help Egypt's battered economy. If her daily pleadings have not convinced the Egyptians of the costliness of their rout by Israel, Gamal Abdel Nasser has. Last week he promised his people "a real, cruel and difficult struggle ahead." And "economic struggle," he told the fellahin, "means economic sacrifice. We must eliminate all privileges."


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