A New Deal for Israel

After a two-year chill, the U.S. warms up to an old friend

Reagan gave away the store and got nothing in return," said a White House critic of the Administration's Middle East policies. At a State Department dinner for Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, a few guests even joked about raising the Star of David flag over the White House to signal the "Israeli victory."

The verbal barbs were aimed at a new "strategic cooperation" agreement between the U.S. and Israel worked out during a three-day visit to Washington by Shamir and his top aides....

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