THE MIDDLE EAST: The Spirit of the Sinai Settlement

In a mood of diplomatic euphoria, Israeli and United Nations officials gathered in Jerusalem last Friday afternoon. Word flashed from Washington that Congress had finally approved a resolution under which 200 U.S. technicians will be sent to Sinai to monitor the Egyptian-Israeli accord. As a result, Israeli representatives, who had previously only initialed the interim agreements, were now prepared to sign them formally. After doing so, Israel's Foreign Ministry Director Avraham Kidron exchanged champagne toasts with the U.N. observers and glanced at his watch. In ten minutes, Kidron announced confidently, Israeli...

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