MIDDLE EAST: Troubled Summit at Aswan

A unity in global outlook, but no progress on autonomy

The view was soothing and so was the 80° weather: the two men chatting together by the sun-drenched pool of Aswan's Oberoi Hotel on the Nile might have been old friends planning their next family vacation together. But the impression was deceptive. For Israel's Premier Menachem Begin and Egypt's President Anwar Sadat, the relaxed atmosphere at last week's summit could not conceal troublesome problems ahead in giving "momentum to the peace process," as Sadat put it. The two leaders agreed to establish...

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