A Strategic Alliance

As Mr. Reagan meets Mr. Begin, warm words—mostly

Under a sparkling sky in Washington, trumpets blared, drummers in red tunics beat a tattoo, and honor guards from the U.S. armed forces paraded smartly in salute to yet another visiting head of government. Amid the now familiar splendor of pageantry on the White House South Lawn, both the guest and his host, President Ronald Reagan, rose to the spirit of the emotion-tugging scene.

"No people have fought longer, struggled harder, or sacrificed more than yours in order to survive, to grow, and to live in...

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