What does this have to do with the middle east? Just this, the colonial adventurism of East and West clashed here in a manner that only decades later were revealed how close it brought us to all out Nuclear War. Today that is Palestine and the rest of the region from Morocco to Pakistan, the whole of North Africa and the Levant and all the way to India.
Today, the rogue non-state of Israel corresponds to Cuba. The Palestinians correspond to the Cuban exiles. It is quite in the realm of pragmatic behind the scenes covert political maneuvering that the Cuban Missile crisis was a trial run for the nuclear brinksmanship being used today to unlawfully commandeer the worlds' governments to submission to "Israel's" vile empire building agenda.
Cuban Missile Crisis - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum