Middle East: Drawing Bravos

Sadat plays Europe

He is anathema in much of the Arab world for his dealings with Israel, but there are still plenty of places where Anwar Sadat is considered something of a model statesman. Last week the Egyptian President went to Western Europe and came away with bravos ringing in his ears. He was given a standing ovation by the European Parliament, then a red carpet reception by French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.

Sadat had been invited to address the European Parliament in Luxembourg. With customary acumen, he seized the occasion to endorse a...

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