MIDDLE EAST: The Return of the Magician

No wonder that Egyptians now refer to Henry Kissinger as "the American magician." On his fourth whirlwind visit to the Middle East since October, the U.S. Secretary of State last week managed to 1) deliver to Israel a list of prisoners held by the Syrians since the end of the Yom Kippur War; 2) persuade the Israelis to offer Syria preliminary proposals for disengagement on the Golan Heights; 3) restore formal diplomatic relations between Egypt and the U.S., which were broken off in the 1967 Six Day War. Shuttle diplomacy, it seems, is...

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