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Israeli Source Fears Soviet Miscalculation in Withdrawal Push

An authoritative Israeli source expressed the opinion here today that the Soviet Union would use all possible propaganda, political and military pressures to make Israel withdraw from occupied Arab territory but would halt short of war.

The source emphasized that if this calculation should be wrong, the Soviet Union would be threatening world peace and might precipitate the third world war. The source also expressed the conviction that President Nasser of Egypt was now at his lowest point and presumably doomed to be overthrown sooner or later. He refused to try to pinpoint the time when this might happen.

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