MIDDLE EAST: Terrible Risks

Shortly after noon one day last week, a white DC-3 with U.N. markings carried the last members of Mediator Count Bernadotte's staff from Tel Aviv. A minute and a half later, Tel Aviv's air-raid siren shrilled as an Egyptian reconnaissance plane flew over. War had returned to Palestine.

Secret Weapon. At the last minute, Bernadotte and the Security Council tried to extend the truce before the still rickety war machines of Jews and Arabs could pick up momentum. Israel said it was willing to accept the extension. But the Arab League refused, claiming...

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