Political Cross Fire

Netanyahu and Weizman, poles apart, gain office in Israel

ONE IS A HAWK, THE OTHER A DOVE. EACH HAS NOW soared to great political heights in Israel. Former Deputy Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 43, was elected chief of the opposition Likud bloc, and ultraleftist politician Ezer ) Weizman, 68, was chosen by the Knesset to be Israel's next President, a largely ceremonial post.

With the articulate and popular Netanyahu at the head of the opposition, the government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin will probably face a tougher time selling its policies. Trickiest will be Rabin's proposal to return at least part of the Golan Heights to Syria, a move opposed...

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