When Fury Rules

The Hebron massacre prompts some to call for more blood -- and others to hope for quicker progress toward peace

Dr. Baruch Goldstein was so blinded by enmity toward Arabs as to seem "batty" even to some of his fellow ultranationalist, fervently religious neighbors in the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, near Hebron in the West Bank. About a year ago, he was heard to prophesy, in a synagogue no less, that "there will come a day when a Jew will get up and kill many Arabs for killing Meir Kahane" -- the Jewish zealot slain in New York City in 1990.

But this was no simple crazy act. Goldstein was a fanatic who took precise steps carefully calculated to reach...

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