World: The Summit: Peeks Behind the Scenes

It scarcely seemed like a meeting of two countries still technically at war when Egypt's Anwar Sadat welcomed Israel's Menachem Begin to Ismailia last week. First the Israeli Premier was flattered by being invited to witness a purely internal Egyptian matter—Mohamed Ibrahim Kamel taking the oath as Egypt's new Foreign Minister. Then Sadat led his guest to a tiny room for a private chat, and the hearty laughter of the Egyptian leader rang through the heavy doors. This cordiality, reports TIME Correspondent David Halevy, who talked with some of those present, characterized most of the summit sessions. Vignettes from Ismailia:

After everyone...

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