TERRORISM: Backdown in Bangkok

It was a gala day in Bangkok. Prince Vajiralongkorn was being invested at Parliament House as heir to the throne of Thailand, and most foreign diplomats, including Israeli Ambassador Rehavam Amir, were among those attending the ceremony. In short, the city's embassies were quiet and relaxed. All, that is, except the Israeli Embassy on Soi Lang Suan ("The Lane Behind the Orchard"). In the hot tropical sun of high noon, two men in leather jackets climbed over the wall enclosing the compound, while two others, well-dressed in dark suits, strolled in through...

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