Peaceful Trek Across the Sinai

An overland voyage from Giza's pyramids to Jerusalem's Wailing Wall used to require a leap of the imagination for Egyptians and Israelis. Today, as a result of normalized relations between their countries, they can make the journey by car or bus across the Sinai in a few hours. Last week Cairo Bureau Chief William Drozdiak made the crossing and sent this report:

Our first driver, Mustapha, punches the accelerator of his Peugeot 504 station wagon and breaks into a smile. Peace has brought him tangible dividends. Each morning, for four times what he made from a day's hustle in Cairo, he...

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