ISRAEL: Prophet with a Gun

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All through Israel raged a debate of a kind new in its young history. Eight years ago this tiny state, the size of New Jersey, had elbowed itself into being in a hostile part of the world and had done so by a combination of its own energy and the world's sympathy. Israel came into existence defiantly in 1948—by force of arms and by proclaiming its own independence, by defeating five encircling armies and forcing the signatures of neighboring Arab lands to a U.N.-sponsored armistice. Israel had won its first papers...

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