MIDDLE EAST: The Miracle Worker Does It Again

Trim in his gray Finnish army uniform, General Ensio Siilasvuo inspected representatives of five nations facing him in Geneva's Palais des Nations last week. Groping for nonmilitary words that would truly express the emotion of the moment, the commander of the United Nations peace-keeping forces told them that they were taking "a giant and courageous step" that heralded "a new era of trust, justice and peace in the Middle East."

With that, Siilasvuo invited representatives of Israel and Syria to sign the disengagement agreement between...

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