Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the 39th anniversary of Anwar Sadat’s trip to Jerusalem to highlight on Sunday differences between the slain Egyptian peacemaker and the current Palestinian leadership.
“Yesterday was the 39th anniversary of president Anwar Sadat’s historic visit to Jerusalem,” Netanyahu said at the outset of Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting, referring to the Sadat groundbreaking visit and his speech to the Knesset that launched the Egyptian-Israeli peace deal that is a cornerstone of Israel’s strategic policy.
“A peace agreement was achieved between Israel and Egypt through direct negotiations; this agreement has stood for almost 40 years, currently under the courageous leadership of Egyptian President [Abdel Fattah] al-Sisi. I note this because here one can see the contrast with what is occurring vis-à-vis the Palestinians,” he said.
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