Following Egyptian President Sadat’s historic address to the Knesset, PM Begin welcomes Sadat’s bold initiative, seeking an end to the conflict with other Arab states through negotiated treaties. Begin states, “We extend our hand to all neighboring states and their peoples in an offer of peace and good neighborliness, and appeal to them to establish bonds of cooperation and mutual help with the sovereign Jewish People settled in its Land.” Israel signs a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979 and with Jordan in 1994. (source); for the transcript of Egyptian President Sadat’s speech from that same day, click here.
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