MIDDLE EAST: Step-by-Step Is Still in Business

Henry Kissinger arrived in the Middle East last week seeking keys to further progress toward peace between Israel and Egypt, and almost immediately began to hear some freewheeling suggestions. One Israeli diplomat offhandedly suggested that peace might be easier to attain if athletic contests could be arranged between the two countries. "That's not a bad idea for a settlement," said one weary aide to Premier Yitzhak Rabin at the end of the talks. "We could let our national football teams beat their brains out against each other and send the armies home...

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