MIDDLE EAST: It's Menachem and Anwar

A personal friendship blossoms despite political disagreements

In sun-washed Alexandria on the shores of the Mediterranean, Egyptian and Israeli flags snapped crisply in the sea breeze last week. Israel's Premier Menachem Begin and Egypt's President Anwar Sadat were in town for their fourth summit meeting since last March. The main thoroughfares of Egypt's second largest city (estimated pop. 2.5 million) were lined with smartly dressed "tourist police" in white uniforms, who were trying in vain to give some semblance of order to Alexandria's jumbled traffic. They also stood guard in front of the yellow stucco Al Safa palace, where Begin...

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