LONDON (Jan. 15)
As the Arab League summit conference in Cairo to deal with Israel’s planned irrigation diversion of Jordan River waters moved into its third day, opinion was growing among experts here today that military action over the issue was unlikely by either the Arabs or Israel.
It appeared that the 13 Arab rulers meeting in Cairo would go ahead with plans to divert tributaries of the Jordan River. The experts here felt that some sort of announcement could emerge within 24 hours. The opinion prevailing here was that with the Arab states in their perpetual condition of mutual distrust, any sort of military cohesion essential for military action against Israel could be considered practically impossible.