World: Fears for Begin's Health

At his Haifa summit meeting with Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat took aside his close Mend Israeli Defense Minister Ezer Weizman and asked him to "look after Begin." The Israeli Premier's health is indeed precarious: now 66, he has survived a heart attack, and is still recovering from a mild stroke he suffered last July, Worries over Begin's well-being could be an important factor in Sadat's determination to move forward on the peace agreement with Israel as soon as possible. His health is also a matter of increasing concern to Israelis, who wonder how long...

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