MIDDLE EAST: The Road to El Arish

A sense of apprehension over the negotiations ahead

It was at least a symbol of what the partners in peace had accomplished: last week the blue-and-white Israeli flag flew above the highest rampart of the Kubbeh Palace, official residence of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Arriving in Cairo for a 27-hour state visit, Israeli Premier Menachem Begin found his host somewhat absorbed in his foundering relations with other Arab nations. But after a day of cordial talks, the two leaders were able to announce the next steps in the peace process. On May 26, Israel will return the Sinai town of...

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