The Press: Sylvie's Poison Arrows

The lady's matter-of-fact self-assessment: "I am a bitch." Many in Israel agree. The late Levi Eshkol called her a shrew. Yitzhak Raphael, a National Religious Party leader, labeled her a liar. She has been threatened with murder and having acid thrown in her eyes. She is sometimes tailed by thugs, and she gets more hate mail than an Arab sympathizer. Says former Education Minister Zalman Aranne: "She leaves scorched people and scorched earth behind her."

The object of all this enmity is an attractive, green-eyed woman named Sylvie Keshet, the most influential and widely...

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