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Comment: ALR 4, 1967


THE ISRAEL-ARAB WAR has tapered off to an uneasy ceasefire interrupted by armed flare-ups. Israel now occupies almost all Egyptian territory east of Suez, a large part of Jordan, and part of Syria. Moshe Dayan and his mentor, Ben Gurion, are Israel’s heroes of the moment. Dayan was also strategist and executor of the 1956 surprise attack, which certainly won a temporary j military victory but ended in political fiasco. 1967 is unlikely to have any better result for Israel in the long run unless there is a rapid and far-reaching political change.