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Look for the controversy over Israel's treatment of Arab prisoners to heat up again. It could be brought to a boil by a new book, "Jerusalem 1500," to be published early next year in Chicago. The title is drawn from a controversial cable from the US consulate in Jerusalem dated May 31, 1978. The cable charged that "Israeli torture of Arab prisoners in the occupied territories may be a widespread and even common practice."

The book is by the author of that cable, Alexandra Johnson, who says she was dismissed from the Foreign Service because of her charges.

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Miss Johnson says her earlier reports forced the Israelis to switch to torture methods which leave no visible signs.m

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