MIDDLE EAST: A Loss of Momentum

Diplomatic wags have dubbed it Henry Kissinger's reverse Middle East shuttle. Instead of commuting almost daily by air between Cairo, Jerusalem and Damascus, as he did earlier this year to work out an Arab-Israeli ceasefire, the Secretary of State has switched the procedure. Since July he has been standing still in Washington while a procession of Middle Eastern diplomats shuttles in to see him. So far, the roster has included Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon, Prime Minister Zaid Rifai of Jordan, Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy of Egypt, Jordan's King Hussein, Foreign...

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