ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
-A A +A

Mergers Made a Little Easier

Israel. This is not to suggest that the Soviet Union is egging the Arabs on to their ultimate objective of destroying Israel. It is not at all clear that even the Arabs, particularly the UAR, are itching for a showdown with Israel. At the United Nations, the UAR spokesman has declared that his country has no plans for any offensive action. This may well be true; the elimination of the Israeli flag from the Gulf of Aqaba is an achievement that will serve President Nasser well for long time to come among the Arabs. It is Israel which is under severe pressure to act. Even it it is prepared to pocket the ins'ult, will it accept the loss of use of its port at Eliat through which it now gets practically all its supplies of oil and which is the outlet for its developing trade with Africa and Asia? Thus in a desperate Israel deciding to pick up on its own the gauntlet which Nasser has thrown down is the immediate threat of a flare-up in West Asia.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top