The Tegart fort above the village of Nabi Saleh had been empty until Israeli Prime Minister Begin authorized six outposts of Gush Emunim Orthodox Jewish families to move into occupied Palestinian land.
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Alan explains: "President Carter had been prevented by Prime Minister Begin from involving the PLO in the peace process, an opening made possible because Arafat had signaled secretly that he was ready to make peace with an Israel inside more or less its pre-1967 borders.
In his book, "A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian Zionists, and One Man's Exploration of the Weird and Wonderful Judeo-Evangelical Alliance," Zev Chafets, journalist and former Press Secretary for Prime Minister Begin, examines American evangelical support for Israel.
What was more interesting was that one of the conservative Arab-Americans from the National Association of Arab-Americans tried to draw us into a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Begin who was in Washington at the time.