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Israeli-Egyptian Peace Agreement remembered as ‘difficult day’ by Palestinians

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Official PA TV program Buy Time in Jerusalem, on former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem in 1977

Official PA TV reporter: “[Arab ] residents of Jerusalem sat in the cafes and their homes and saw the leader of the largest Arab state land at the airport in Lod (i.e., Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport). It was Egyptian President Muhammad Anwar Sadat, the bitter enemy of Israel, and the man who broke the legend of the invincible [Israeli] army in the Yom Kippur War. It was a difficult night, so much so that many of them broke into tears when they saw that Egypt was leaving the circle of conflict, and mutual recognition began as [then Israeli Prime Minister Menachem] Begin, [former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak] Rabin, [later Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon, and [former Israeli Prime Minister] Golda Meir welcomed Sadat with wide smiles…
When Sadat gave a speech before the Israeli Parliament, the Jerusalem street was struck with disappointment in light of Egypt, the strongest Arab state, leaving the circle of conflict without the Palestinian people having received its rights. They say that this day was the most difficult day since the occupation of Jerusalem.”
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