MIDDLE EAST: The Kissinger Shuttle: In the End, a Mission Impossible

"Unfortunately, the differences on a number of key issues have proven irreconcilable. We, therefore, believe a period of reassessment is needed so that all concerned can consider how best to proceed toward a just and lasting peace." With that admission of failure, read to newsmen in Jerusalem by State Department Spokesman Robert Anderso. Henry Kissinger's latest venture in shuttle diplomacy came to an abrupt and unhappy end. After 17 days of almost continuous commuting between Israel and Egypt, the Secretary suspended his efforts to get a second-stage disengagement and returned to Washington to report to President Ford and...

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