Israel We Don't Knuckle Under

As Arab-Jewish hatred grows, relations between Washington and Jerusalem reach their lowest point ever

Even as tough a character as Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir could have been excused for wavering under the pressure last week. Instead of concentrating its ire on Iraq, the U.S. joined in a United Nations condemnation of Israel, intensifying fears that the gulf crisis may ultimately be linked to Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. All the talk of a peace deal in Kuwait sent another shudder through Shamir's government, leading many members to conclude that they may not get to see Baghdad burn after all. To make matters worse, Israeli officials had to watch as the U.S....

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