The Nation: Begin's American Bandwagon

Why Jewish leaders now support the superhawk

Jews like to say that when three of them get together they have four opinions, but last May many American Jews tended to agree on one point: the upset victory of Menachem Begin 's hard-line Likud coalition in Israel was bad news. Looking on the new Premier as a superhawk, they generally feared that his intransigence over Israel's borders and Palestinian demands for a homeland might bring on a break with Washington and a fifth war with the Arabs. Since Begin took office, however, there has been...

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