ISRAEL: Border Justice

For a moment last week at a weed-grown point of their common border, Israelis and Jordanians pursued not war but justice. At issue was the identification of two scraggy black cows that had been stolen from a Jordanian Arab last February, taken into Israel and sold. The thief had been arrested by the Jordan police. After a complaint transmitted to Israel by the U.N. Mixed Armistice Commission, Israeli police found the stolen cows in a local barn and promptly arrested two Israeli Arabs for receiving stolen property. To give them a fair trial,...

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