We Have to Work Together

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir will visit Washington later this month for the first time since he assumed office. High on the agenda: improving relations that became unusually strained in the last year of his predecessor Menachem Begin's stewardship. During a 40-minute meeting at his office in the foreign ministry last week, Shamir shared his views on the region's problems with TIME Jerusalem Bureau Chief Harry Kelly. Excerpts:

On cooperation with the U.S. It seems that now there is more determination in Washington to strengthen the cooperation between Israel and the U.S. in the area, and maybe outside the area. We...

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