MIDDLE EAST: Menachem Begin's Big Blitz

Round 2 opens with a campaign for U.S. support

An Israeli official, trying to sum up Middle East events, turned to metaphor: "It was a storm that blew away the old leaves and limbs and left Sadat and Begin at the top of a very high tree, precariously balanced and swaying in the wind. Now they will have to grasp each other's hands to keep from falling. "

Whatever else Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's peace initiative may have accomplished, it has blown not just a fresh breeze but a whirlwind through the diplomacy...

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