Begin, the Winner

Kondracke, Morton
December 1977
New Republic;12/24/77, Vol. 177 Issue 26/27, p11
Focuses on political developments in Israel under Menahem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel. Statement that he stands on the verge of achieving all the main goals of Israeli diplomacy, a peace with Egypt, elimination of an Arab military threat against Israel, continued rich support from the U.S., isolation of Syria, reduction of the Soviet Union influence in the Middle East and retention of secure borders; View that Israel will get peace on its terms without returning to its 1967 borders Palestinian state; Information on the contribution of U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Begin's achievement; Insistence of the Carter administration on reconvening the Geneva conference to reach a comprehensive Middle East settlement threatened to give veto power to the hardest-line parties on the Arab side, Syria and the Palestinians.


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