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November 28, 1980

Don't read too much into Ronald Reagan's meeting with West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt -- or Reagan's failure to meet Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

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Schmidt ducked into Reagan's quarters in Washington for a 75-minute chat during his recent US visit. But Begin didn't get to talk to the President-elect.

Reagan advisers say the reason is straightforward: Reagan was still in California when Begin stopped in Washington.m