MIDDLE EAST: Peaceful Signs Amid Thunder

Once again, guns thundered on the Golan Heights last week as Syrian and Israeli tanks and cannon exchanged rounds in rolling duels across land captured by Israel during the October war. For a time, it appeared that fighting might break out again instead of peace; the Israelis, watching Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko move from Damascus to Cairo and back again, suspected that the Soviets had put Syria up to a renewal of hostilities. Yet even while the guns roared, there were signs that a peace settlement was still viable, and that the shooting, as...

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