Has Israel developed the A-bomb and, if so, the means to deliver it? Has Israel thus become the seventh member of the nuclear club - following the United States, Russia, England, France, China, and India? If so, the prospects in the event of another Israeli-Arab armed conflict are more terrifying and ominous for all mankind - because, confronted with the threat of defeat and destruction, would Israel refrain from using its atomic weapons if such weapons do indeed exist? Fortunately, much progress seems to have been made in recent months in the painfully slow process of arriving at the next stage of an Egyptian-Israeli accord which would lead to another Israeli withdrawal in the Sinai. But, at the same time the conditions in Egypt - economic, social and political – appear more volatile than ever before, and time does not seem to be working for Egypt and President Sadat.
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