MIDDLE EAST: Pressures

Pressures Across 5,600 miles, the world's most powerful nation and one of the smallest engaged in a testing of pressure. The contest was more equal than any comparative statistics of wealth or population would suggest; even the outcome of the contest for world favor, between a nation that had committed aggression and one that was asking it to desist, was not foregone conclusion.

Having six times defied U.N. orders to get out of Egypt, the tiny (pop. 1.8 million), nine-year-old republic of Israel heard the fateful warning of the President of the U.S.: comply or face the pressure that every...

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