Israel an Interview with Yitzhak Rabin

"They want Lebanon, let them enjoy it"

Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin was in Washington last week to discuss his country's military and economic needs with President Reagan and top Administration officials. During the visit, Rabin won promises of $1.8 billion in U.S. military assistance but failed to change the Administration's stance that Jerusalem must first implement domestic austerity programs before increased economic aid can be considered. Later in New York he met with a group of editors and journalists, and next day talked with Time Inc. Editor in Chief Henry Grunwald, Chief of Correspondents Richard L. Duncan and Senior Writer William E. Smith. Excerpts from the two...

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