MIDDLE EAST: Aboard Dr. Henry's Shuttle

Algiers to Alexandria to Jerusalem to Damascus, then back to Alexandria to Amman to Jerusalem to Damascus. Only one airplane flies that kind of Middle East shuttle: Air Force Two, with U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger aboard. Last week and this week, the blue and white Boeing 707 was once again flying its circular itinerary as Kissinger attempted to work out disengagement between Israel and Syria. This time, it was not a smooth flight.

Egyptians dubbed Kissinger "the magician" after he piloted a similar shuttle to a disengagement agreement between their forces...