A Future That Is Cloudy

"You represent a portion of the public that is getting smaller and smaller," crowed Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin last week in a stinging gibe at the opposition Labor Party. Indeed, the party of David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir, the party that led Israel from the nation's birth in 1948 until Begin's electoral victory in 1977, was in deep trouble. With polls showing the Prime Minister's popularity at its highest point since his conservative Likud coalition came to power, small wonder that Begin was threatening to call early elections that could give him...

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