Sadat Comes to Jerusalem

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1977- Sadat Comes to Jerusalem

In November, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, arrived in Lod Airport, becoming the first Arab leader to visit Israel. Sadat's visit served to break the psychological barrier that had seemed to prevent Arab leaders from making peace with Israel. During the course of his visit, Sadat visited Yad Vashem (Israel's Holocaust Memorial), the Mosque of Omar, and addressed the Knesset (Israel's Parliament). Sadat's visit marked the beginning of a process that finally ended the 30-year war between Israel and Egypt.