MIDDLE EAST: Israel's New War

Israel last week declared a new war on the Arabs. It will be fought on a "farflung, dangerous and vital front line," Premier Golda Meir grimly told the Knesset, "with all the assiduity and skill of which our people are capable." Thus last week, in the aftermath of the Munich murders, the Israeli government vowed to carry the war of terrorism back to the Arabs—guerrillas and host countries alike—and to strike at times and places of Israel's own choosing.

The Israeli air force had already exacted a savage revenge for the murders,...

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