MIDDLE EAST: Agreeing to Try Again

The U.S. arranges a get-together for Israel and Egypt

Israel and Egypt are willing to talk again. The two foes, who have not engaged in direct negotiations since talks broke off in January, agreed last week to meet each other in London later this month at a foreign ministers conference arranged by the U.S. with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance presiding. Neither side, though, was very hopeful about the outcome. Quipped Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan: "It will probably be a waste of time, but I like London. I might even see some shows I missed."

The joint commitment was the...

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