Fighting over the Peace Keepers

European participation in the Sinai force rouses Israeli fears

The hastily called meeting went on for 7½ hours behind the closed doors of Alexander Haig's seventh floor office. The U.S. Secretary of State and Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir focused on one key question: whether Israel would accept contingents from four European countries on the peace-keeping force that will patrol the Sinai after Israel's final withdrawal next April. Until Shamir's flight to Washington late last week, the Israelis seemed ready to veto the European participation because the four countries (Britain, France, Italy and...

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