The World: The Golan Heights: Perilous Frontier

"The end of the United Nations mandate is approaching. We are obliged to be more alert than ever."

So read a warning in the dining hall of an Israeli kibbutz on the Golan Heights last week. That was a reference to Nov. 30, the day on which the third six-month mandate for the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force posted between Syrian and Israeli troops on the Heights is due to expire. Unfortunately, one Golan settlement was not secure enough. One night last week Arab gunmen infiltrated a kibbutz called Ramat Magshimim (Hill of the Achievers),...

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