The World: What Makes Golda Run?

Publicly and privately, Golda Meir, 74, has long insisted that she does not want another term as Premier of Israel. Her decision to name her principal political adviser, Simcha Dinitz, as Ambassador to Washington underscored that insistence. Dinitz's appointment last November, which was opposed by Foreign Minister Abba Eban, was seen as an end-of-term gift to a loyal aide.

Now signs are pointing the other way. Mrs. Meir has offered Dinitz's for mer job as director general of the Prime Minister's office to Mordechai Gazit, who was her chief political adviser when she was...

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