MIDDLE EAST: The Battle Over the Passes

Israeli Ambassador to Washington Simcha Dinitz flew down to the Virgin Islands last week, but not for the sunshine and sea breezes of Cancel Bay. Dinitz instead spent two days conferring secretly with vacationing Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about the status of Israeli-Egyptian negotiations over further disengagement in the Sinai. Dinitz capped those talks with follow-up meetings at the State Department, then flew home to Israel to attend a crucial weekend meeting of Premier Yitzhak Rabin's Cabinet. As if to underscore the urgency of his mission, shortly after his return a...

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