Israel: In the Dock

From the roof of Jerusalem's big, new community center building, green-capped security police peer down from behind machine-gun muzzles. Steel fences nine feet high keep passers-by away, and giant searchlights go on at night, bathing the neighborhood in glaring light. At the main entrance, guards shunt visitors through twelve cubicles for personal frisking. Upstairs, four stories above all his protectors and behind three barred doors, sits sallow Adolf Eichmann.

This week ex-Nazi Eichmann goes on trial charged with arranging the murder of 6,000,000 Jews during World War II. Each day, for months on end, he will be led down a...

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