ISRAEL HISTORY 1977-Anwar Sadat Visits Israel
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SADAT VISITS ISRAEL On November 21st, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt visited Israel. This visit led to the Camp David Peace Accords a year later, and was the first step towards putting an end to the 'cold war' between these two mid-eastern countries.
In November, 1977, Anwar Sadat, Egypt's President, arrived in Lod airport, becoming the first Arab leader to visit Israel. Sadat's visit broke the psychological barrier that forbade Arab leaders from making peace with Israel. During the course of his visit, Sadat visited Yad Vashem and the Mosque of Omar, and addressed the Knesset (Israel's Parliament). Sadat's visit marked the beginning of a process that ended the decades-long war between Israel and Egypt.