World: Weizman: Not Here for Oil or Silver'

Israel's Defense Minister, Ezer Weizman, is as well known to his countrymen for his wry wit as for his distinguished war record. Last week, before flying to Cairo for discussions with Egypt's President Sadat and War Minister Mohammed Abdel Ghany Gamassy, Weizman informally addressed a TIME news tour of businessmen and editors about his country's problems. Excerpts:

I was born and bred in Israel, I was 54 in June and I have been fighting for almost 40 years. There are historical reasons why our ancestors decided to build the Jewish state in Palestine and...

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