MIDDLE EAST: Whose Nerves Are Stronger?

The peace treaty bargaining is as shrill as ever

"Right now there is psychological warfare," said a ranking Israeli official. "And only the side with the stronger nerves will manage." By late last week, the Carter Administration was more pessimistic about the outcome of the Washington peace talks between Egypt and Israel than it had been since negotiations began more than a month ago. At the White House, according to one Administration official, there was now "a sort of gnawing concern" that the talks might actually fail. In Cairo, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat gloomily remarked that he would not be...

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