Israel Tensions Without and Within

Double troubles with Syrian missiles and a spy case

The strange case of Jonathan Pollard, the U.S. Navy counterintelligence analyst accused of spying for Israel, continued to unfold last week, as an eight-member U.S. Government team arrived in Tel Aviv to question Israeli officials suspected of involvement in the affair. At the same time, the government of Prime Minister Shimon Peres wrestled with another problem: a rise in tension between Israel and Syria over the Israeli downing of two Syrian MiG fighter planes a month ago. Though some Israeli officials described the matter as a "crisis," to the U.S. Government the danger appeared to have subsided by the time the...

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