Religion: JERUSALEM: Easter, 1956

THE city through whose streets Jesus walked to His death and triumph 1,923 years ago was vibrant with tension and murderous with hate. It is tense and murderous today. Suleiman's 16th century wall and Palestine's 20th century travail divide Jerusalem between Old City and New, and sentries—Jordan's Arabs, Israel's Jews—stand an uneasy guard. "If one of those soldiers throws a tin can at another across the wall," says a Western diplomat at the bar of the National Hotel, "it could touch off a holocaust." A travel agent sips his drink, then breaks in:...

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