Next week is "French Week" in Jerusalem. Its goal is to improve Franco-Israeli relations, which disintegrated after Charles de Gaulle branded Israel an aggressor five years ago and refused to deliver 50 Mirage jets that Israel had already paid for.

The path to cordiality is proving thorny. Israel took umbrage when France, in the midst of the planning for French Week, joined Arab and Communist countries in voting for a U.N. Commission on Human Rights resolution that referred to Israeli "war crimes." The Israelis also demurred when Paris decided to send a...

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