EGYPT: Sadat's Plan: Nationalist and Sober

How does Egypt see the cease-fire and the peace negotiations that lie ahead? TIME Diplomatic Editor Jerrold Schecter, who spent much of the past four weeks in Cairo, wrote this analysis of the attitude of President Anwar Sadat and his countrymen:

"Israel is like a man balancing on one foot. The other foot must come down soon because Israel cannot remain in a state of full mobilization forever." So says Ashraf Ghorbal, Egypt's newly named ambassador to Washington. Ghorbal, who was Sadat's press adviser, speaks with some authority. Egypt feels that the...

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