World: Premier Begin: A New Era Starts

En route from Israel to the U.S. for the signing of the peace treaty, a fatigued but ebullient Premier Begin gave an interview to TIME Jerusalem Bureau Chief Dean Fischer. Excerpts:

Q. How do you assess the impact of the peace treaty with Egypt?

A. I believe a new era will start in relations between Egypt and Israel. Then I hope will come a period of building mutual trust between our two nations. Therefore I made the suggestion that we sign the treaty in our respective capitals so that all the Israelis, the Jews and the Arabs can see that we...

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