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See Moslem Call for ‘holy War’ Against Israel Unlikely to Stir Up Arabs

The call for a “jihad” — holy war — against Israel issued by Islamic religious leaders from 34 countries in Cairo last week is not likely to draw the response that similar calls in past eras elicited from the Moslem faithful, the London Times reported from Cairo today. “In theory, such a call should set the devout ablaze,” the Times said. “It should be emphasized, however, that in modern declarations of ‘jihad,’ there is a spacious gap between wish and fulfillment.”