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U.N.: . . . On Both Your Houses

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In Jerusalem last week, the U.N.’s Israel-Egypt Mixed Armistice Commission condemned Egypt for the recent “brutal and murderous attack” (with grenades and Sten guns) on an Israeli wedding party on Israeli territory, in which one woman was killed and 22 persons wounded.

Two days later, in Manhattan, a far more powerful body, the U.N. Security Council, condemned Israel for the recent bloody armed raid against Egyptian forces in the Gaza strip (TIME, March 14), in which 38 Egyptians were killed. It was one of the rare moments when the Russian and the U.S. delegations agreed on anything: the vote to condemn Israel was approved unanimously by all eleven members of the Security Council.

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