The Middle East Crisis
AbstractRunning true to form, the makers of American public opinion, official and unofficial alike, are blaming the present acute crisis in the Middle East on the Soviet Union. A sudden shift in Soviet policy is supposed to have been responsible for the sale of arms by Czechoslovakia to Egypt, which has in turn, quite obviously, greatly increased the tension between the Arab countries and Israel. This maneuver is variously described as brilliant, wicked, cynical—or as combining all these qualities. What no one seems to question is that it stems basically from a Soviet initiative.
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