ISRAEL: The Terrorist

One day last week, a tubby, blond young man strolled into Israel's Foreign Ministry carrying a briefcase. The Israeli police had been warned and were ready. They grabbed him. Inside the briefcase they found a 6½-lb. bomb, timed to explode in ten minutes and blow Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett and his staff to pieces.

The would-be assassin was Dov Shilanski, onetime inmate of Dachau concentration camp, later a member of the Irgun Zvai Leumi terrorist organization. When peace came to Israel, Shilanski became a terrorist without a target. He found a humdrum job as a clerk, slid out of sight for...

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