Israel: The Worried Citizen

Isser Harel is one of the most respected men in Israel. For 15 years he directed Shin Bet, the nation's secret intelligence organization, which ranks as one of the world's finest. When the peppery little superspy retired in 1963, it was only natural that the government should invite him to continue to make his talents available on an advisory basis. And so it did. Last year Harel became personal adviser to Prime Minister Levi Eshkol on matters of state security.

Harel's nameless successor at Shin Bet sharply opposed anyone's meddling in security...