THE MIDDLE EAST: Still a Gap, But Narrower

Openly optimistic, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger jetted through the Middle East last week in quest of a new peace agreement between Israel and Egypt. In Jerusalem, Kissinger laughed off angry demonstrations as a minor and familiar inconvenience—"You forget that I come from Harvard and I'm used to them," he quipped—and spoke soothingly of the new rapport between Israel and the U.S. He met for five hours with Israeli leaders and then flew to Alexandria for talks with Egyptian leaders at President Anwar Sadat's summer residence overlooking the Mediterranean. Then Kissinger...

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