ISRAEL: Avoiding a Crisis

No more settlements—for now

Israeli Premier Menachem Begin was lounging beside the pool of his government hideaway near Tel Aviv one morning last week when he received an urgent call from his Foreign Minister, Moshe Dayan. Deputy Premier Yigael Yadin had called a special Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Its purpose: to head off a crisis that was threatening to disrupt Jimmy Carter's plan for a meeting at Camp David between Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in early September.

The controversy had been set off by disclosures in the local press that the...

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