Diplomacy: Mr. Peres Goes to Washington

Where he finds a "true friend" in the Rose Garden

Basically, people look to politics for drama, for a kill, for a bullfight," Shimon Peres once observed during his long years as Israel's opposition leader. "I'm not sure my temperament or my conscience is made for that." Last week, having finally made it to the center of the ring, Israel's new Prime Minister was working hard to deal with his country's pressing economic and military problems. During a whirlwind trip to Washington, undertaken only three weeks after he became the leader of Israel's...

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