Weizman's Digs

At Begin, Dayan and others

Few figures in Menachem Begin's Likud coalition have been as colorful as Ezer Weizman, 56, a onetime British Royal Air Force pilot who served for three years as Begin 's Defense Minister. He noisily resigned last May in a dispute over defense spending and the future of the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Last week Israeli readers pored over selected controversial passages from Weizman's soon-to-be-published book, The Battle for Peace, a salty, 395-page memoir of the period straddling the 1978 Camp David accords. Excerpts:

On Begin: He invests words with magical properties. Begin is absolutely convinced that...

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