Israel: Judgment Day

From the moment that Israeli agents in Argentina flashed home the coded message 19 months ago, "The beast is in chains," there has been no doubt over the verdict in the case of Adolf Eichmann. Last week, as a chill rain fell on the deserted streets outside Jerusalem's Beit Haam (House of the People), the three Israeli judges returned to the courtroom in which, for four months, they heard 1,350,000 words of testimony. The crowd expected to hear first a detailed, legalistic defense of Israel's right to try Eichmann. Instead, Presiding Judge...

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