Nasser and Arab Unity

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Arab Nationalism Changing Missle East

Lebanon's action in complaining simultaneously to the Arab League Council and to the United Nations Security Council, about alleged interference in its internal affairs by the United Arab Republic of Egypt and Syria, illustrates current conflicts of pressure in the Middle East. Although the Beirut government charged that Egypt and Syria had instigated the civil disturbances in Lebanon, thereby threatening international peace, it was loath to carry its complaint to the world organization without leaving the door open to settlement within the family of Arab nations.

Gamal Abdel Nasser, president of the U.A.R., has raised long-standing dreams of Arab unification to new heights all over the Middle East. Widespread popular support of Nasser has made it more inexpedient than ever for ...

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