World: Closely Watched Planes

AFTER two planes carrying passengers and mail for Israel were torn by explosions, a newsman asked Minister of Transport Ezer Weizman what he proposed to do. "This is not a problem for a Transport Minister," Weizman replied. His meaning was plain: it was a job more suited to someone like his brother-in-law, who happens to be Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan.

Both explosions were almost certainly the work of Arab terrorists. In one, a Swissair plane bound for Tel Aviv exploded and crashed after leaving the Zurich airport; all 47 people aboard were killed....