MIDDLE EAST: A Move in the Chess Game

The wary players agree to meet at Camp David next month

These were the early days of the fasting month of Ramadan. In the darkening sky over hot, humid Alexandria a crescent moon glided toward the evening star, a pattern suggesting an Islamic flag. When U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance arrived in that ancient Mediterranean city last week, few could imagine that Ramadan's omen of peace and tranquillity would bear fruit. Yet by the time Vance took off for Washington two days later, an extraordinary effort to revive the peace talks had begun. Like Israeli Premier Menachem Begin,...

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