MIDDLE EAST: Arab Accord and Israeli Acrobatics

An unexpected political event in Egypt last week increased the prospects for new moves toward peace in the Middle East in 1977. An equally unexpected political event in Israel guaranteed that any such moves would not take place for quite a while. Items:

> In Cairo, after a four-day summit, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Syrian President Hafez Assad formally ended their year-long feud by announcing not only their reconciliation but also the creation of machinery for a closer alliance of their two states. No one seriously expects a return to the...

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