ISRAEL: Misquoted on a Massacre

West Bank mayors resign over losing one of their own

Accustomed though they are to high-voltage political shocks, Israelis must have found last week unusually electrifying. Premier Menachem Begin's coalition lost a crucial vote in the Knesset, thereby threatening a defection that could reduce his government's majority to two. Faced with protests by fanatic nationalists over the court-ordered evacuation of a Jewish settlement at Elon Moreh, the Cabinet unanimously voted to forge ahead with new settlements in the West Bank. But the most powerful jolt of the week was a Cabinet decision approving...

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