VIDEOS: Special Knesset Session Marking 40 Years Since Egyptian President Anwar Sadat Visited Jerusalem

A special session was held in Knesset on Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Kislev, marking 40 years since the historic visit to Jerusalem by the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The event was opened with comments by Speaker Yuli Edelstein, followed by remarks from Egyptian Ambassador to Israel Hazem Khairat. Other officials and former officials addressed the special session as well.

At the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had the following to say regarding that event: “Today we mark 40 years to the historic visit of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Jerusalem and Israel. President Sadat took a bold step, he came to the Knesset; he came to Israel. He was welcomed by the entire nation. Since then, the peace treaty with Egypt has survived despite its ups and down. Today, Egypt and Israel, as well as other countries, are on one side of the barricade in a stubborn struggle against the terror of radical Islam in its various fronts. This contributes significantly to the security of Israel. And I hope that in the future it will also contribute to the expansion of the circle of peace.


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