MIDDLE EAST: A Peace Breakthrough?

Egyptians and Israelis consider a draft treaty

Pessimism suddenly turned to optimism in Washington. On Sunday morning, less than one week after Israeli and Egyptian negotiators had begun work at Blair House on a peace treaty between the two states that would carry out the Camp David accords. State Department Spokesman George Sherman announced that they had basically achieved their goal. "Principle issues have been resolved" said Sherman. A draft of the treaty, consisting of nine articles and a preamble, had been sent to Jerusalem and Cairo for study and approval. Negotiating work...

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