MIDDLE EAST: First Harvest of a Peace Treaty

A hero's welcome for Sadat as Egypt returns to El Arish

The first fruits of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty were harvested last week. In a brisk but colorful ceremony at the parking lot of a former post exchange, Israeli officers formally returned the town of El Arish, the capital of the Sinai, to Egyptian sovereignty. Honor guards of both armies stood stiffly at attention as the blue-and-white Israeli flag was lowered and then replaced by the red, white and black Egyptian tricolor. Military bands played the national anthems of both nations as...

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