MIDDLE EAST: Blood Wedding

In Manhattan, the men of the U.N.Security Council listened gravely as Egypt demanded satisfaction for the "brutal aggression" in Israel's attack on Gaza, in which 38 Egyptians were killed. Israel's Abba Eban retorted that his country was prepared to bind itself to "an assurance that if no hostile act is carried out by Egypt against Israel, then no hostile act of any kind will be carried out by Israel against Egypt."

Even as the Security Council deliberated, a wedding was taking place in the village of Patish, one of the concrete settlements planted by the Israelis in the barren...

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