The U.S. & The World: RABIN: DEFENDING THE HARD LINE

"What else could we do? Give everything for practically nothing?" With those rhetorical questions, Israel's Premier Yitzhak Rabin defended his country's stance during the Kissinger negotiations and placed the blame for the breakdown on Egypt during an hour-long interview last week with TIME'S Jerusalem bureau chief Donald Neff. Other points made by the Premier:

ON KISSINGER'S ROLE. Kissinger showed great wisdom, worked very hard and used his great talents to try to bring the two sides together. But he was right not to come up with U.S. proposals. He tried to bridge the gap between the two sides. But the...

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