The U.S. was learning the full flavor of the Palestine problem and it tasted like bad medicine.

On a grey-afternoon last November, the U.S. had rammed the Palestine Partition Plan through the United Nations, carving the pocket-sized country into future Arab and Jewish states. Few had anticipated the violence of the Arab reaction. Since November, more than 1,000 Arabs and Jews have been killed. Last week the Palestine Arabs threatened an all-out war in "self-defense" if partition were finally pushed through (see INTERNATIONAL).

The U.S. had optimistically hoped that the moral force of the U.N. would be enough to accomplish partition....

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