World: Israel and Its Enemies

Against the unknown and against the foe our borders will spread—From sea to sea and mountain to mountain.

ARIEL ("ARIK") SHARON, the paratroop general who heads the southern command of Israel's defense forces, is so fond of the Hebrew couplet that he has hung it over the entrance of his Beersheba headquarters. But the exuberant confidence that once made it so fitting has disappeared in Israel. A note of doubt is creeping in. From Mount Hermon down to the Red Sea, Israel dispatched her Arab foes with...

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