MIDDLE EAST: Clearing the Way for Peace

The Camp David agreements pass one hurdle, but problems lie ahead

It was a moment of triumph for Premier Menachem Begin, but the struggle had clearly taken some toll of the doughty old Zionist warrior. At 3:33 a.m. last Thursday Knesset Speaker Yitzhak Shamir announced the results of a roll call vote on a resolution approving the Camp David peace accords: 84 yes, 19 no, 17 abstentions. His tie uncharacteristically askew, a jubilant but obviously exhausted Begin embraced Deputy Premier Yigael Yadin and two of his key aides, Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan and Defense Minister Ezer Weizman. Next day Begin—who has...

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