MIDDLE EAST: Digging Out of Trouble

Just north of the Sea of Galilee, where the headwaters of the Jordan River used to fan out into a four-mile swamp called Lake Huleh, the Israelis last month began to dig another of the drainage canals that have already reclaimed some 15,000 acres on the Syrian border for new settlers. The Syrians protested to the U.N. Truce Supervision Organization that the Israelis were digging into the demilitarized zone on their side. They opened fire, and the Israelis shot back. One Israeli, one Syrian, and one Egyptian officer of the new United...

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