Anwar Sadat Visits Israel (This Week in Jewish History)

Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter, and Anwar Sadat at Camp David (1978). By Fitz-Patrick, Bill, photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter, and Anwar Sadat at Camp David (1978). By Fitz-Patrick, Bill, photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
In November of 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat flew to Israel to address the Knesset.  His meeting with his former enemy Prime Minister Menachem Begin ultimately resulted in the sometimes strained but nevertheless enduring Israel-Egypt peace accord, but his unpopularity with hardline Egyptians, opposed to making peace with Israel, resulted in his assassination in 1981.

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