Almost Mission Impossible

Israeli Cabinet Member Ezer Weizman returned from a three-day trip to Cairo last week with a nasty row at home behind him and a handsome trophy before him: a tentative Egyptian commitment for a summit meeting later this spring between Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. That diplomatic breakthrough could signal the end of three years of "cold peace" between the two countries. Egypt opposed the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in June 1982, and following the massacre at the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut three months later, recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv. Now,...

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