Shamir: I Think It Will Pass

As his government was being buffeted by the Pollard scandal and by other problems, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir met in his office with TIME Jerusalem Bureau Chief Johanna McGeary and Reporter Robert Slater for a 45-minute interview. Excerpts from their talk:

Q. Is Israel suffering from a crisis in confidence?

A. We are self-confident, and we know that we are on the right track. We have our difficulties, of course. Who has not? But there is no doubt that we are making progress in our economy, in our military strength, in our security. Peace is making progress.

Q. Has the recent...

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