The World: Wrangling Over The West Bank

Succeeding the pyrotechnic Pat Moynihan as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, patrician William Scranton described himself as an "enthusiastic supporter" of his predecessor, but "not the same kind of person." Last week, in his maiden appearance, Scranton proved the two alike in at least one respect. By the time a Security Council Middle East debate had ended, the man who was a Nixon troubleshooter in the Middle East in 1968 and put the word evenhanded into the lexicon of U.S. Arab-Israeli diplomacy, had, like Moynihan, provided surprises for everybody, including Secretary of...