Angry Words Over a Deadlock

Egyptian, Israeli and U.S. negotiators miss a crucial Deadline

Once before, when all seemed bleakest, they had pulled a rabbit out of a hat. This time, Egyptian, Israeli and U.S. negotiators came up empty. There was no last-minute miracle; for the time being, at least, there would be no signing of an Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty on the slopes of Mount Sinai or anywhere else, no end to three decades of deep hostility and open conflict.

U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance shuttled for six days between Cairo and Jerusalem in hopes of getting a treaty by Sunday, Dec....

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