Jehan Sadat: Egypt-Israel peace treaty not in danger at all

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 1, 2011 20:57

In interview, widow of Anwar Sadat tells Israelis: "Everything will be fine," says vision in Egypt is one of "more freedom and democracy."

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Jehan Sadat, widow of Anwar Sadat, on Tuesday.

Jehan Sadat_311. (photo credit: Channel 10 News)

The peace treaty between Israel and Egypt is not in danger and all opposition groups said they will respect international treaties, said Jehan Sadat Tuesday night in an interview with Channel 10 News.

Jehan, the widow of former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat who signed the peace treaty with Israel in 1979, said she does not think there will be any changes made to the treaty and that "the people will not let there be any changes."

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Asked what she would say to Israelis who are worried about the fate of the treaty, Sadat said, "I know the Israelis are worried. But I tell them everything is going to be fine. Nothing will happen to this treaty."

Commenting on recent events in Egypt, Sadat said, "everyone is optimistic for the future."

The former Egyptian first lady told Channel 10 that after 30 years of rule under former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, "the youth wanted change."

"The vision today is brighter. It's a vision of more freedom, more democracy. We want to be like the other advanced countries," she said.


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