A TIME-Louis Harris Poll: How Israel Feels About War and Peace

AS the search for a Middle East peace formula intensifies, Israel is coming under increasing attack from friends as well as foes. The complaint: Jerusalem is too rigid and hawkish. Last week, for example, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat proposed that Israeli troops pull back from the Suez Canal; Egyptian troops would occupy the canal's east bank, and Cairo would reinstitute a formal ceasefire. The suggestion was greeted suspiciously by Israel, which is adamant against Egyptian troops crossing the canal under such terms.

The Israeli government's approach may indeed be too tough and...

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