ISRAEL: Moscow Makes a Move

Israel's Foreign Minister Abba Eban is a judicious diplomat with a passion for linguistic precision. Thus, when Eban last week told 40 visiting U.S. rabbis that he "would not be surprised" if formal relations between Israel and the Soviet Union were to resume "in the near future," there was reason to believe that he was not prattling idly. At the same time, Western diplomats talked about a visit to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem earlier this month by a Soviet journalist who has served in the past as a kind of ambassador without...

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