ISRAEL: The Carpenter's Daughter at the Vatican

Attired in a black brocade suit, carrying a crocodile bag and­a rare sign of respect from a woman who prefers to be bareheaded-wearing a Persian-lamb hat flown in for the occasion by El Al, Israeli Premier Golda Meir last week called on Pope Paul VI. Although the Pontiff has met Israeli leaders before,-it was his first encounter in the Vatican with the country's chief of government. Unfortunately the historic moment seemed at first to create as much friction as good will. For that matter, so did most of the major events of...

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