World: Danger Signals All Around

A Besieged Carter awaits Begin's postponed U.S. visit

The terrorist slaughter in Israel is bound to have a psychological impact on the talks between Jimmy Carter and Menachem Begin when the Israeli Premier finally makes his postponed trip to Washington, his third visit to the U.S. On the day after the slaughter, for example, Begin made it clear that his attitude toward the return of the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River had, if possible, hardened even further. A Palestinian state there, he declared, "would be a mortal danger to our people and...

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