ISRAEL: Waiting in the Wings

With Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir running for a second full term this fall, the bruising battle for succession between Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir has been postponed. As far as Dayan is concerned, it is just as well: he probably would have lost. Still, at 58, Dayan has relinquished none of the brash assertiveness that earned him a reputation as the Young Turk of the Labor Party.

He is still the most popular man in Israel, although his hawkish views and proclivity for shooting from the hip in public...

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