ISRAEL: A New Boost for the Hawks

The Yom Kippur War caught Israel in the middle of an election campaign. For nearly a month, Israel's leading politicians, including Premier Golda Meir, 75, had been stumping the country, wooing voters for the Knesset (Parliament) elections that were scheduled for Oct. 30. The war forced postponement of the voting until Dec. 31 and, for a while, reduced domestic political sniping. By last week, however, Israel's ever-voluble politicians had begun loosening their tongues again, providing a preview of the election issues. The outcome could determine how Israel will deal with its Arab neighbors in seeking peace.

The campaign should prove...

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