The World: Israel Will Not Be the Party'

After ten days of talks and testimony in Washington, Israeli Defense Minister Shimon Peres returned home last week reasonably confident that the U.S. Congress will approve military aid to Israel totaling $1.8 billion this year. Yet an emotionally charged debate continues in and out of Washington on one item on Israel's shopping list: the Pershing missile, which has a nuclear potential. Although Jerusalem has never confirmed or denied it, U.S. intelligence experts assume that Israeli technicians have built about ten bulky A-bombs using the uranium that is a byproduct of the country's Dimona reactor. In an interview with TIME Diplomatic Editor...

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