World: A Jumble of Reactions

A mix of muted hope, anxiety and sharp anger

The Israelis may have been joyous at the White House, but at home they betrayed a certain ambiguity about the treaty. Some 70,000 sang and danced in Tel Aviv's Malkhei Yisrael Square on the night of the treaty signing, and similar festivities took place throughout the country. Still, the mood of the celebrations was more restrained than free spirited as Israelis looked ahead apprehensively to arduous negotiations with the Palestinians about how much autonomy their old enemies should have on the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip. And, as the Israelis realized,...

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