THE NATIONS: The Promised Land

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One of Asia's suffering cities, by virtue of its peculiar sanctity, destiny and tragedy, was a focus of world drama last week. Jerusalem, the thrice holy, a Christian, Jewish and Moslem shrine, dominated the bitter struggle over Palestine. The struggle involved the British Empire, world Judaism, Pan-Islam, Russia and inevitably, as a result of its new world eminence, the U.S.

The Holy City's sun-baked walls and domes had dominated the ages. Doomed to repeated conquest, it had heard the clatter of Egyptian cavalry, the rattle of Persian scythe-wheeled chariots, had known...

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