WASHINGTON (Mar. 27)
Leaders of six major American Jewish organizations met today with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Theodore Mann, chairman of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, issued the following statement on behalf of the six–the NJCRAC, Anti Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, B’nai B’rith, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress and the Council of Jewish Federations.
“We were pleased to have accepted the kind invitation of Ambassador Ashraf Ghorbal to meet this afternoon with President Sadat of Egypt. Our meeting was a friendly one. We congratulated Sadat on the vision and courage which he, along with Premier Begin of Israel, had demonstrated in the struggle for peace, and we expressed the conviction that the example of Israel and Egypt living in peace, in close cooperation and in harmony with each other, will inspire other nations in the Mideast to understand that the peaceful way is the only way to discuss and resolve whatever issues remain.”