Middle East Conflicts

Archive Report

Tension Between Arab States and Israel

Conflicts of interest and ambition among nations of the Middle East are hampering efforts to safeguard the peace and strengthen the defenses of that strategic region. Recurrent border clashes between Israel and the Arab states, with new manifestations of old rivalries among the Arab countries themselves, have threatened the six-year-old Palestine armistice and raised formidable barriers to needed regional security arrangements and development projects.

The recent censure of Israel by the United Nations Security Council for a particularly flagrant act of frontier violence has been followed both by continued outbreaks of border trouble and by fresh efforts to reduce Arab-Israeli tensions. Proposals have been advanced to strengthen the truce supervision machinery of the United Nations as a means of clamping ...

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