In the following trilogy, illustrator Richard Codor, Rabbi David Geffen and Judge Steve Adler share their story of the Israeli-Egyptian Bird of Peace.
The behind-the-scenes story of the Sadat visit was part of a speech given by Zev Hefetz, American director of the Israel Government Press Office - an amazing event to experience.
The issue of Jerusalem at the last minute nearly capsized the entire peace agreement with Egypt at Camp David over 40 years ago.
“He persuaded Israeli government to trade pieces of territory occupied in 1967 for time,” said Martin Indyk. “Territory for time, not territory for peace.
The Sadat assassination on October 6 ,1981, was a graphic manifestation of radical, violent Islam that fundamentally rejected the West, and a portent of much worse things to come.
The Camp David Accords are remembered positively as the first truly successful peace negotiation between Israel and an Arab nation.
Perhaps the most dangerous advice the Soviets gave Nasser was their insistence that Egypt should wait to initiate an attack during the June 1967 war.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz wrote on Twitter that he shares the grief of the Egyptian people over the death of Sadat.
A look back at the Egyptian President's speech to Israeli lawmakers 43 years ago.
On November 20, 1977, former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.