The World: Middle East: Israel's Other War

SINCE the Middle East cease-fire went into force last August, Israel has enjoyed a rare interregnum of peace. Thus it came as a shock to Israelis when Premier Golda Meir recently warned them to brace for quite another kind of war, "an internal war that would be rooted in social problems and would be more frightening than any war on the borders." Israel's Premier was alerting her 3,000,000 citizens to domestic crises that have been deliberately set aside during the 23 years since independence, while Israel concentrated on securing its borders. Now, with...

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