The Israeli government on Sunday marked the fortieth anniversary of the historic visit by an Egyptian leader that marked the start of a new era of peace in the Middle East.
“Today we mark 40 years to the historic visit of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Jerusalem and Israel,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his opening remarks at this week’s government cabinet meeting.
“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,” Netanyahu said.