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July 15, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following the lead of the United States, Israel on Sunday renewed full trade with South Africa, a country with which it has nurtured military ties despite concern that these were a prop to the white-led Pretoria government. Last week, Washington itself lifted economic sanctions against South Africa on the grounds that the last legal bases of racial discrimination had been abolished. Switzerland followed, and Israel lifted its commercial embargo as well as a ban on cultural contacts.
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March 22, 1987 | Richard B. Straus, Richard B. Straus is editor of the Middle East Policy Survey. and
Some call it the Teflon country, but Israel, like the U.S. President associated with the term, finds the going sticky these days. First came the Iran arms scandal. Although the Tower Commission went to great lengths to differentiate between Israeli involvement and ultimate American responsibility for decision-making, the impression lingers that Israelis pushed and prodded the Reagan Administration into disaster.
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