MIDDLE EAST: Sadat's Confidence Restored

The next step is a "declaration of principles "

Only a week earlier, a distressed Anwar Sadat had told journalists that he was disappointed and embarrassed by Jimmy Carter's comments rejecting the concept of a Palestinian state on the West Bank of the Jordan River and the Gaza Strip. But after a 45-minute talk last week in Egypt's southern town of Aswan, the Egyptian and American Presidents once more proclaimed themselves in agreement. Sadat went so far as to say their views were "identical."

Well, almost. No mention was made of a Palestinian...

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