The World: A Mood of Relaxation

TIME Correspondent Marlin Levin, who has lived in Israel for 24 years, was slightly jolted last week to receive a stern warning from the Israeli Defense Forces that unless he did something about the poor condition of the bomb shelter in his basement, he might face a fine and trial. He was somewhat relieved to discover, however, that similar warnings had been sent to nearly every one of his 62 neighbors in Jerusalem's Nayot section, including a teen-ager who was using his family's shelter as a study room by day and a discotheque by night. Nonetheless, writes Levin, the incident had...

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