MIDDLE EAST: Good Chemistry All Around

MIDDLE EAST Strauss tries to get the autonomy talks into second gear.

"Their dialogue is going better than anyone expected." marveled President Carter's special Middle East envoy, Robert Strauss, last week. "It's a dramatic change in their relationship, and we hope to keep developing that good chemistry." Strauss was speaking of that odd couple of the Middle East, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the mercurial visionary, and Israeli Premier Menachem Begin, the Talmudic legalist. Despite the glaringly obvious disparity in their temperaments, the awkward relationship between the two leaders that was so apparent...

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