MIDDLE EAST: Hard Choices for Israel

After the chill in Washington and bloodshed in Lebanon, what now?

For the first time since Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's peace initiative began four months ago, nobody—in Cairo, Jerusalem, Washington or anywhere else—had the slightest idea what was going to happen next.

When Israeli Premier Menachem Begin returned to Jerusalem at week's end following his grim mission to Washington, he found a nation that was visibly more troubled than the one he had left four days earlier. Israelis were despondent and nervous at the failure of the Begin-Carter talks, and uncertain what...

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