Israel: Visitor's Welcome

Two years ago, West Germany's Defense Minister Franz Josef Strauss ordered a consignment of Israeli-made submachine guns for the Bundeswehr, and the Israeli government was so grateful for the arms order that it invited Strauss down for a visit. The invitation gathered dust until Strauss, who is now out of the government, decided recently that the trip to Israel might not hurt his chances of making a political comeback at home. Delighted to have you, said Israel's Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.

Most Israeli citizens agreed with Ben-Gurion. Nonetheless, anti-German feeling still runs deep in Israel, and a noisy minority led...

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