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Egyptian President Sadat’s Speech in Jerusalem (1977)

A speech given by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in front of the Israeli Knesset on 20 November 1977, a short while after expressing his willingness to travel to Israel and discuss peace in a speech before Egypt’s People’s Council. He expressed his willingness to move forward on negotiations to conclude a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace on the basis of UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338. The visit was followed by further Egyptian-Israeli negotiations, culminating in the Camp David Accords of 1978, and in the signing of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in 1979.