MIDDLE EAST: In Celebration of Peace

For Carter, Begin and Sadat, a joyous signing in Washington

People have swarmed over the White House lawns and stood along Pennsylvania Avenue in celebration, fear and anger. They have come to the mansion for Inaugurations and parades. They have wedded, buried, hunted Easter eggs and eaten barbecue, but not in 179 years had they gathered to witness a creative act of peace so full of promise for the future, although the risks were plain to see. Before 1,600 guests and another 5,000 spectators and a global TV audience of maybe a hundred...

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