LEBANON: An Edgy Cease-Fire

"One false step and the whole damned thing blows up "

The guns fell silent in southern Lebanon last week, but no one could guess for how long. Under intense pressure from Washington, Jerusalem agreed to a ceasefire worked out by the U.S., and pulled its troops, trucks and armored personnel carriers back behind the Israeli border. There they remained poised, as an Israeli army officer put it, "ten minutes from the Christian enclave," should fighting resume between the Christian forces and their Palestinian enemies. Said Israeli Defense Minister Ezer Weizman, who...

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