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From 50 Years Ago: Slim Hope

Vol V, No 16 april 18, 1970

Slim Hope

A new call to arms for yet another battle against Israel, a battle that President Nasser says Israel is “imposing” on Egyptians, would seem to be hardly an encouraging setting for the revival of diplomatic contacts between Cairo and Washington. Yet despite Nasser’s grim warning and the savagery of Israeli raids across the ceasefire line — some 30 Egyptian school children were killed in a recent raid — it is not impossible to hope that the feared Armageddon may yet be averted. The hope is admittedly a slim one, and comes via a somewhat unlikely source, namelv, the US State Department, but not unworthy of entertaining.

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