Menu JTA Search

Dayan Asseses Vance, Kissinger

Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan finds Secretary of State Cyrus Vance more straightforward to deal with than was his predecessor, Henry Kissinger. Asked for an assessment of the two, in an interview with Yediot Achronot last Friday, Dayan said: “Mr. Vance deals with problems in a far sharper and clearer way than Dr. Kissinger, less complicated and sophisticated. With Mr. Vance you know exactly where you stand. His word is a word. Dr. Kissinger, who is more complicated, leaves openings and strings which can be grasped. There is an incentive for parties to use these strings to proceed further. That is not so with Mr. Vance. You have to give him a yes or no.”