Business: Let My People Go

To Jerusalem and Cairo

Ever since Moses led the children of Israel out of the house of bondage, traffic between Egypt and the Promised Land has been relatively intense. It has been curbed during 30 years of hostilities, but one fruit of a Middle East peace agreement would be a surge in the tourist trade.

In Cairo some days ago, an Egyptian bank clerk asked a foreign customer what the weather was like in Israel; the clerk and her friends are planning a spring vacation there. Easter should be particularly busy. Many of Egypt's 6 million Coptic...

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