MIDDLE EAST: Inching Ahead in Haifa

Sadat and Begin meet again as old friends, but make little progress

They arrived in Haifa with almost diametrically opposed intentions. Israeli Premier Menachem Begin was preoccupied with bilateral issues that had arisen since the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty last March. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was eager for progress toward a wider peace in the Middle East. After three hours of private talks during Sadat's 48-hour visit, Begin had achieved his objectives. But Sadat's hope of new movement toward solving the Palestinian problem, which he termed "the heart and core of...

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