Meeting At Camp David

Carter seeks chemistry to unite Begin, Sadat

Considering the critical importance of the meeting confronting them, the three leaders seemed remarkably nonchalant. Jimmy Carter spent pleasant hours fishing in Wyoming, and Anwar Sadat went swimming in the Suez Canal. Though Menachem Begin stayed behind his desk in Jerusalem, he was working no more than his normal rigorous schedule. All this seemed a strange way for the leaders of the U.S., Egypt and Israel to prepare for the momentous summit conference that convenes this week at Camp David, the secluded presidential retreat in the Maryland hills. Observed one astonished diplomat involved in planning the meeting: "I expected frantic...

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