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Arab League Meeting to Test Egypt’s Stand on Peace with Israel

Informed political circles here believe that the Arab League meeting which opens in Cairo September 10 will be used as a sounding board to test Egypt’s attitude toward a peace treaty with Israel.

These sources believe that if Egypt shows no inclination to reach a settlement with the Jewish State, the other Arab countries will demand that Egypt support the projected new and intensified economic campaign against Israel. On the other hand, these sources say, if Egypt indicates that it is considering a peace pact, the others will hurry onto the band wagon in order to obtain whatever benefits they can from a settlement.