Middle East: Long Shadow of the Reactor

The raid hangs over the Israeli election and the region's future

It was his last big chance for victory, and he made the most of the opportunity. In a televised debate with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Labor Party Leader Shimon Peres charged that his opponent not only was responsible for Israel's faltering economy but that he and his Likud coalition had fought a dirty election campaign. Declared Peres: "There was an attempt at character assassination of me as a man, and of Labor as a party." Peres called the campaign "the most violent,...

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