MIDDLE EAST: Toughest Job

A cool, thin-lipped man stepped off a plane at Lydda Airport last week and brusquely fended off newsmen. Major General Vagn Bennike of Denmark had come to take over the job of U.N. Truce Supervisor, and in the festering ruce between Israel and Jordan (toll since January 1952: some 280 incidents), silent impartiality is the umpire's prime asset.

It also helps that he is unknown. Ben-nike. 65, was an underground commander who once hopped out the third-floor window of an apartment as the Germans came through the door; he also has a master's knowledge of explosives and...

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