ISRAEL: The Ghost Goes East

In Israel, where no party has a majority and the government must rule by coalition, the junior partners usually find an issue to quarrel about shortly before election time in order to break away from the coalition and be free to campaign on their own. Last week, as the days drew nearer to the November elections, two left-wing parties in Premier David Ben-Gurion's four-party coalition found a really emotion-charged issue to fight about: Israel's deal to sell $3,300,000 worth of grenade launchers to West Germany (TIME, July 6). This is a lively subject in a nation that remembers...

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