MIDDLE EAST: Farewells in the Rose Garden

But hopes for only a brief pause in the peace process

For Jimmy Carter and Menachem Begin, it marked the very last time they would meet in the White House. The American President and the Israeli Prime Minister bade public farewell last week where they have so often parted, sometimes in anger, sometimes with euphoria, in the Rose Garden. It was an emotional moment, ending an official relationship that brought Carter his most brilliant foreign policy achievement, the Camp David peace accords, and Begin some prospect of peace for his embattled country.

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