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Sadat’s Daughter Wants to Return to Israel for a Longer Visit

The eldest daughter of President Anwar Sadat, Maha, said today that she hopes to return to Israel for a more extensive tour of the country, adding that she is impressed with the warmth and hospitality accorded her by the Israeli people.

“People here have really been so warm to me,” she told a reporter for Israel Radio, “and I’d love to come back at the first opportunity.” Yesterday, the young and attractive woman was taken on an impromptu tour of Haifa, during which she requested to meet with an Israeli family. The request was immediately granted and she spent 45 minutes with an Israeli family in a Haifa suburb.

She also expressed her desire to see Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, but realized that during the pressing three-day tour, she would not be able to reach either of these two cities. She would have to wait until her next visit to Israel to conduct a more extensive tour of the country, she said.