Middle East: If It Happens Here, It Will Happen There

Israel's Premier Golda Meir, a woman who wastes few words, came straight to the point. Attending the funeral of an 18-year-old boy killed by an Arab rocket in the frontier town of Kiryat Shemona, near Lebanon, she said: "Under no circumstances will we permit murderers to sit across the border and sow death in our midst. We desire quiet on the borders on one condition: that there be quiet on both sides of the borders." If it happens here, she warned in effect, it will happen there. Last week, 36 hours after...

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