Remembering Anwar Sadat's Legacy

(Boston Globe) Yehuda Yaakov - Forty years ago, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat embarked on a groundbreaking visit to Jerusalem that set in motion the dynamic of the Israeli-Arab rapprochement we are witnessing today. Sadat deserves much credit for this positive shift in behavior toward Israel. He believed that Arab states should view Israel as we truly are - an asset to strengthen the Middle East, not a country to be destroyed. As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized at this year's UN General Assembly, Israel stands "shoulder-to-shoulder with those in the Arab world who share our hopes for a brighter future." The writer is Israel's Consul General to New England.

2017-11-21 00:00:00

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