ISRAEL: Parting Shot?

New Year's Eve in Tel Aviv wound up with a bang. As celebrants of the foreign colony danced the New Year in at seaside hotels, two Egyptian corvettes, which had slipped up the coast in the dark, opened fire on the city. Israeli shore batteries fired back. A quarter of an hour later, as Israeli planes roared out to attack, the corvettes slunk off to the south.

Israelis threatened to bomb Cairo in retaliation. Before they got around to it, the Jewish part of Jerusalem suffered its first air raid in six months.

The Egyptian sea and air raid, which did little...

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