UNITED NATIONS: Troubled Shrine

Jerusalem, shrine of three faiths, has been divided and harassed by military occupation ever since the Arab-Jewish war in Palestine ended over a year ago. Between the Arab-held Old City and the Israeli-held New City, lies a narrow no man's land cluttered with shell-torn ruins. Only the foolhardy would cross the narrow strip without special permission from both sides.

Last week, with thousands of pilgrims preparing to travel to Jerusalem during the Holy Year of 1950, Israel and Jordan reached a boundary agreement after lengthy talks. There will still be a frontier in...

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