Nation: The Mood Is Strong

On one wall hangs a portrait of Theodor Herzl, founding father of Zionism; near by hangs Ze'ev Jabotinsky, a leading proponent of Eretz Israel (the biblical land of Israel) and mentor of Menachem Begin. Tieless and in shirtsleeves, the Israeli Premier seemed relaxed and reflective as he spoke last week with TIME Correspondent Dean Fischer. Excerpts:

On his expectations for Camp David: I am hopeful that we will agree to serious negotiations at Camp David, and that there will be no abrupt interruptions. When you consider that the United States negotiated the Panama Canal Treaty for 14 years, it is realistic to...

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