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as communications minister,
while retaining the econ-
omic planning portfolio.
MAY 1987 — A dispute
breaks out between Shamir
and Peres over the latter's
efforts to convene an inter-
national peace conference
against Shamir's wishes.
The resulting cabinet crisis
is defused.
NOVEMBER 1988 —
Knesset elections, held on
the expiration of the
previous Knesset's full term
of office, result in another
deadlock between the
Labour Party and the Likud,
with the latter having the
option of forming a right-
wing government which
could command a narrow
majority in the Knesset.
DECEMBER 1988 —
After weeks of haggling, a
new national unity govern-
ment receives a vote of con-
fidence from the Knesset.
Under the coalition agree-
ment, Shamir is prime min-
ister for the full term of the
government, with Peres as
his deputy. The smaller par-
ties represented in the
Knesset include the NRP,
Shas and Agudat Yisrael.
APRIL 1989 — Shamir
launches the government's
peace initiative for elections
in the territories, peace talks
with neighboring Arab
states still at war with
Israel, strengthening rela-
tions with Egypt and re-

settling the Arab refugees.
JULY 1989 — Fierce oppo-
sition within the Likud to
the peace initiative, led by
Ariel Sharon, David Levy
and Yitzhak Moda'i, comes
to a head at a meeting of the
Likud Central Committee.
At this meeting a com-
promise is reached. The
committee adopts
"constraints" on the peace
initiative binding the Likud
members of the cabinet. The
resulting now with Labour is
defused when the cabinet
reaffirms the initiative
"with no additions or altera-
tions."
NOVEMBER 1989 —
Agudat Yisrael leaves the
coalition, charging that the
Likud had broken party
ranks in making decisions on
the territories.
DECEMBER 1989 to
JANUARY 1990 — Shamir
fires Science Minister Ezer
Weizman over Weizman's
alleged contacts with the
PLO. After protests from
Labor, Weizman is
reinstated, but loses his
place in the inner cabinet.
FEBRUARY 1990 — At a
meeting of the Likud Cen-
tral Committee, Sharon an-
nounces his resignation as
Minister of Industry and
Trade to protest against the
government's peace in-
itiative. Moshe Nissim
assumes his portfolio.

NEWS

U.S. Photo Study, Others
To Get Jewish Awards

New York (JTA) — In-
dividual memoirs, portraits
of Jewish women and chil-
dren's books are among 31
books selected as nominees
for the JWB Jewish Book
Council 1990 National Book
Awards.
The National Jewish Book
Awards are presented annu-
ally to authors of Jewish
books of scholarly or literary
excellence, which are
available in the United
States and Canada and
published during the
previous year.
Categories include
autobiography, children's
literature, contemporary
Jewish life, fiction, Holo-
caust, Israel, Jewish history,
Jewish thought and visual
arts.
Among noteworthy selec-
tions are From, That Time
and Place, t h e
autobiography of Holocaust
historian Lucy , Dawidowicz,
for autobiography; See

Under: Love, by David
Grossman, for fiction; Jews
in America, a photographic
study of Jewish life in the
United States, for visual
arts; and Jacob's Ladder, by
Alan Collins, in the chil-
dren's literature/picture
book category.
Nominations in the Holo-
caust category are A Cup of
Tears: A Diary of the War-
saw Ghetto, by Abraham
Lewin; Surviving Treblinka,
by Samuel Willenberg; and
Elder of the Jews: Jakob
Edelstein of Theresienstadt,
by Ruth Bondy.
Nominees for books on
Israeli subject matter in-
clude: Jerusalem, City of
Mirrors, by Amos Elon and
The United Nations and the
PLO: A Mandate for Terror,
by Harris Schoenberg.
Nominated in both the
Jewish thought and Jewish
history categories was The
Shabbes Goy: A Study in
Halachic Flexibility,

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