Stakelbeck | A Conversation with Jehan Sadat
It's been 30 years since Israel and Egypt signed a historic peace treaty that sent shockwaves throughout the Middle East
Many said it couldn't be done, but three decades later the two nations remain at peace. And it couldn't have happened without the brave efforts of Egypt's then-president, Anwar Sadat.
By traveling to Jerusalem, where he spoke before the Israeli Knesset, and shaking hands with Israel's Prime Minister Menachim Begin on the White House lawn, Sadat infuriated Arab tyrants like Moamar Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein and Yasser Arafat--all of whom remained committed to Israel's destruction.
Sadat also became a target of Islamic radicals, who eventually assassinated him in 1981.
Sadat's widow, Jehan, recently sat down with me to discuss her late husband's legacy and a host of other issues, including her new book, My Hope for Peace.
Ms. Sadat, who is very accomplished in her own right, had a front row seat for several history-making events. And while I may not agree with everything she says--particularly when it comes to Israel giving up land for peace--she is one smart and classy lady. Like her husband, she's also tough--despite a serious eye ailment, she still sat down with me for an extended interview.
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