Israel: A Call to Unity, and to Peres

The President tries to break the political deadlock

It was a "peace" conference as important in its way for the future of Israel as any that had gone before. Seated at opposite sides of a table decorated with bouquets of daisies at Jerusalem's King David Hotel last week were Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, the head of the Likud Party, and his political rival, Labor Party Leader Shimon Peres. The two men smiled, shook hands and joked with each other. But the outward congeniality belied the serious political deadlock that had brought them...

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