MIDDLE EAST: Mission Accomplished

"The best sort of chap to have around we've ever seen," said an Israeli negotiator. "The entire world will feel a sense of relief because of his efforts," proclaimed Cairo's newspaper Al Akhbar.

Followed by such grateful and admiring words from those he had just pried from each other's throats, U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold this week flew back to New York from his month-long peacemaking mission to the Middle East. From Jerusalem he dispatched an advance report to the Security Council that Israel and the four neighboring Arab states had all promised...

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