ISRAEL: After Three Years

Celebrating its third anniversary, Israel showed off its tough little army last week. Through Jerusalem, scorched by a fierce sun and blistering Khamsin (desert wind) which prostrated dozens of marchers, rumbled Sherman tanks, armored cars and heavy artillery, in a brief violation of the 1949 armistice agreement demilitarizing the Holy City.

In the streets, as fighters roared overhead, youngsters danced and shouted. Newly arrived Jewish immigrants from Iraq and North Africa watched the festivities, shyly amazed at the sight of husky girls in shorts. One old woman, her veil dropped just below her chin as a compromise with the Moslem...