Middle East: A Pilgrim's Progress

Shultz persuades Israel to withdraw from Lebanon, but complications arise

The session stretched on longer, much longer, than expected. For four, five, six hours, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and the members of his Cabinet huddled in Jerusalem and debated. U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, recovering from a cold, waited patiently in his suite at the King David Hotel. Newsmen, clustered in the parking lot outside Begin's office, kept wondering: Was the length of the meeting auspicious? Or was it an ominous sign? At one point, Yuval Ne'eman, the Science and Development...

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