A Thin Line

Benyamin Netanyahu's election as Israel's prime minister on May 29 was greeted by a great international gnashing of teeth.

Issue: Fall 1996

Benyamin Netanyahu's election as Israel's prime minister on May 29 was greeted by a great international gnashing of teeth. Dismayed hordes of experts and pundits charged that, efforts at rhetorical placation notwithstanding, the Netanyahu government would thoroughly befoul the peace process and touch off retrograde motion in every dimension of the Arab-Israeli conflict in consequence.

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