Moshe Arens, Israeli Ambassador and Foreign Minister
Moseh Arens, Israel's Ambassador to the United States from 1981, and since 1983 defense minister for Israel, replacing Ariel Sharon. In 1984 he became minister without portfolio in the national unity government. In December 1988, in the government of Yitzhak Shamir, Arens was appointed foreign minister and held that position until June 1990, when Shamir appointed him defense minister again. He held that position until 1992, when Likud lost the national elections. Arens continued to be seen as a hardliner in Israel's relations with the Arabs. This photograph dates from April 30, 1984. (UPI Photo/Files)
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