MIDDLE EAST: Still Looking for a Breakthrough

When Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin flew to Washington last week for talks with President Ford, his El Al jetliner landed at New York's Kennedy Airport. Rabin then boarded a U.S. military jet for the hop between Kennedy and Andrews Air Force Base outside the capital. "Please don't call it the shuttle," an Israeli diplomat jokingly implored TIME Correspondent Strobe Talbott as Rabin disembarked at Andrews. Despite the effort at humor, the Israelis were in no mood to link Rabin's trip to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's long-playing diplomatic shuttle between Cairo and...

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