Middle East: Menachem, Shalom

Those were Reagan's final words to Begin, but his message was "outrage"

It was a few minutes past 11 o'clock last Thursday morning when the President of the U.S., after an hour of trying, finally managed to get through by telephone to the Prime Minister of Israel. In a cold fury, Ronald Reagan told Menachem Begin of his "outrage" that at the very moment when a negotiated settlement for the evacuation of Palestine Liberation Organization guerrillas appeared to be in sight, the Israeli armed forces were conducting their most severe air blitz of West...

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