The atmosphere in Italy in 1967 was uncertain and uneasy. The Six Days War between Israel and the Arabs was something close to Italy, not only in geographical terms. The policy of Mattei had involved Italy with the Arabs, and the reactions of the Farnesina did not contrast very sharply with the pro-Arab cries of the Communists. At the Christian Democrat Congress in October, however, the Secretary-General, Rumor, insisted that Italy’s allegiance to the Atlantic Pact must not waver; at the same time he made intelligent reference to the ferment among the young.
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