Newswatch Thomas Griffith: Taking It to the Public

Newswatch

Menachem Begin has accused American newspapers and journalists of butting into Israel's domestic affairs. This surely deserves the chutzpah award of the week. More than any other nation, Israel over the years has butted into American affairs with great skill and (at least until lately) with great success.

Right after Israel invaded Lebanon, Begin turned up in Washington. Though the President met with him, Reagan plainly did not want their meeting to be interpreted as an American endorsement of the invasion. Naturally Begin had plenty talk chances to put his case on nationwide...

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