A "sacred mission" to Israel
At two minutes to 8 on Saturday nightthe evening arrival was carefully chosen so as not to violate the Jewish Sabbaththe Egyptian white Boeing 707, its red trim glistening under klieg lights, rolled to a stop at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Israeli army trumpeters blared out a welcoming fanfare. As thousands of Israelis waved their newly purchased red-white-and-black Egyptian flags, out stepped President Anwar Sadat on a "sacred mission"to speak directly to the people of Israel about peace.
Sadat was greeted warmly by President Ephraim...