Two Middle East Conferences in Washington
Competing for Government's Ear on Israel's Fate
THE Shoreham Hotel, a favorite Washington convention center for groups seeking the ear of the nation and the nation’s government, has never played host to gatherings so dissimilar as the two which held forth, each for a day and a half-the one commencing five hours after the other adjourned-in its meeting halls and dining rooms (the very same ones) during the first weekend of the month of March just passed.
Friday morning through Saturday lunch: the 9th Annual Conference of the Middle East Institute, closing with an address by the Honorable Jefferson Caffery, lately United States Ambassador to Egypt, and attended by some 370 participants largely convinced that one of our major problems in the Arab world is the legacy left by previous allegedly pro-Israel American policy.
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