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Mrs. Sadat: Peace with Israel Was Most Important Thing for Egypt and Israel

November 30, 1984
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Jihan Sadat, widow of the late President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, is convinced her husband was assassinated because of his courage in signing a peace treaty with Israel.

“But if it were today to repeat itself, I would not keep him from doing so as the peace with Israel was the most important thing for both Egypt and Israel,” Mrs. Sadat said in an interview published in the Swiss weekly, Bouquet.

Sadat was gunned down by his own troops during a parade on October 6, 1981. Mrs. Sadat was quoted as saying, “I am ready to pay with my life for the continuation of peace between Egypt and Israel as did my late husband, Anwar el-Sadat.”

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