United Nations: The Longest Truce

As the General Assembly this week continues debating Russia's refusal to pay its share of peace-keeping costs, one of the policing operations at issue marks a memorable anniversary. Fifteen years ago, the U.N. arranged its first cease-fire in the Arab-Jewish Pales tine War. Today the U.N. is still there.

Like U.N. missions in Korea and in the Congo, the Palestine operation has tak en quasi-permanent root, preserving not peace but a kind of frozen war.

Talking with Guns. Along Israel's 600 miles of frontier with its hostile neighbors of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and...

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