ISRAEL: Doves v. Hawks: A Growing Debate

Israel last week discovered itself in the unusually uncomfortable position of being on the diplomatic defensive. In the hiatus that followed the breakdown of peace talks with Egypt, Anwar Sadat had neatly seized the initiative. Egypt's President announced that—even without a further withdrawal of Israeli forces in the Sinai—he would reopen the Suez Canal on June 5. Then Sadat agreed unilaterally to an extension of the peace-keeping mandate of 4,000 blue-helmeted United Nations troops, which was due to expire April 24. He also made public the release of the bodies of 39...

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