An Interview with Yitzhak Shamir

"In this part of the world, Jews and Arabs mil live together forever"

Since he became Prime Minister of Israel five months ago, Yitzhak Shamir has struggled with the problems left behind by his predecessor, Menachem Begin. In the process, his confidence has grown and he has proved to be a smooth, pragmatic leader. Shamir has cut government spending to try to cool off Israel's dangerously fevered economy. He has withdrawn Israel's occupation force in western Lebanon to the Awali River. Most important, he has mended his country's severely strained ties with the U.S....

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