Letters, Jul. 1, 1996

CAN HE MAKE PEACE?

"When it comes to dealing with Israel's neighbors, better a hawk (Netanyahu) in sheep's clothing than a sheep (Peres) in hawk's clothing." JOSEPH MINKOWITZ Toronto

"Can He Make Peace?" appears to be a cynical question with regard to the election of Benjamin Netanyahu [WORLD, June 10]. It is better to revisit the elections of Israeli Prime Ministers like Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir and U.S. Presidents like Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Against heavy odds, they all surprised the world by opening up new avenues to peace despite their political-campaign rhetoric. Even Yasser Arafat proved that one...

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