Judging by initial reaction from Israel, President Sadat's speech of March 29 might have left a small window open for negotiations in the Middle East. Israeli leaders have reacted by insisting that all is not lost - that there is ample time before the reconvening of the Geneva peace conference to indulge in further bilateral talks through the U.S. The Israeli press chorused in with the idea that while the road to Geneva "is fraught with danger and complications, the bilateral approach continues to hold promise. The Israeli reaction is best understood in relation to President Sadat's own proposals and the reflections of the Syrians and Palestinians. The Egyptian leader has proved himself once more a master tactician.
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