Heavy on Begin's Team

His countrymen refer to him, both admiringly and pejoratively, as "the Bulldozer." He walks like a man about to topple forward under his weight (235 lbs.), each large step shaking the floor as he advances. Both the sobriquet and the gait are appropriate, for Israel's new Defense Minister, Ariel ("Arik") Sharon, 53, whose responsibilities include administration of the Arab territories occupied since 1967, is already exerting more political weight than all his colleagues combined in Prime Minister Menachem Begin's four-week-old Cabinet.

Last week, as Begin met in Alexandria with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, it was Sharon who spelled out the final schedule...

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