UNITED NATIONS: Many Eyes, Many Motes

As Egyptian and Israeli delegates sat down last week to discuss armistice, in the ballroom of the Hotel des Roses, U.N. headquarters in Rhodes, they were faced with a gigantic mural of the original sin: a naked Adam & Eve, the serpent and the apple. A few minutes later, the U.N. mediator, Bible-minded Ralph Bunche, tossed them another allegory. Urging both sides to avoid recriminations and "picayunish" quarrels, he said: "There are many eyes here, and motes can be readily found in them." He also warned "governments not involved" in the negotiations not...

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