ISRAEL: Begin's Tactics Under Fire

Israelis are blaming him for blunders in peace talks

The images still flash sharply through the mind: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat stepping from his gold-and-white 707 upon Israeli soil; Israeli Premier Menachem Begin greeting him at the Knesset in Jerusalem; Sadat and Golda Meir exchanging good-humored banter; Begin's airport farewell to Sadat amid dreams of peace.

What happened to the "spirit of Jerusalem"? Though U.S. Special Envoy Alfred ("Roy") Atherton resumed his shuttle diplomacy between Jerusalem and Cairo last week, the peace process is essentially stalled. Both sides have made mistakes, but most dispassionate observers place...

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