MIDDLE EAST: The Show Goes On After All

A happy ending is still possible for an up-and-down scenario

The ups and downs of the past two months had been like a Hollywood movie, observed Israeli Opposition Leader Shimon Peres. Except, he added, the happy ending had come at the beginning.

And so it seemed, for a while. The Middle East peace initiative that began euphorically with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's "sacred mission" to Jerusalem appeared to have come to a wrenching halt. First, Sadat abruptly recalled his Foreign Minister, Mohammed Ibrahim Kamel, from negotiations in Jerusalem involving a declaration of principles...

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