MIDDLE EAST: Imagine: A Lofty Summit

The peace-treaty negotiations begin

There was a slight sense of deja vu about the scene in the White House East Room last week. Just 26 days earlier, Jimmy Carter had sat there before the cameras and klieg lights, flanked by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Premier Menachem Begin, to announce that the leaders were ready to sign two "framework" agreements that had been hammered out during 13 days of negotiations at Camp David. This time Carter's companions were Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan and Egypt's newly appointed Defense Minister Kamal Hassan Ali....

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