ISRAEL: Pogrom at Home?

Infiltration by secret agents. Reprisals against "negative" citizens. Systematic job discrimination and measures to encourage emigration. To many Israelis, it all sounded like a prescription for a pogrom against Jews. In fact, they were an Israeli civil servant's proposals for controlling Israel's exploding Arab population. The Koenig report, named for the official who drafted it, has caused a storm since it was leaked last month. Last week angry Arabs in Israel's Galilee district walked off their jobs for two hours in protest.

The report was written six months ago by Israel Koenig, 45,...