The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict Characters

Walter Lacquer and Barry Rubin
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Anwar Sadat

Anwar Sadat is an Egyptian leader. He, like other Arab leaders vows to recover the lands that were occupied by the Israelis. He supports Arab nationalism and unity. Sadat rises through the ranks of the Arab military and strongly supports them . He rises to the rank of Supreme Commander and is responsible for rebuilding them after the Six Day War. He feels that peace cannot be imposed by terrorism and that it must be the result of justice. Sadat claims the 1973 war is fought to reclaim the lands they lose in 1967 and to restore the rights of the Palestinians. The Arabs accept the terms of the 1973 cease fire because they are not going to fight America, which quickly provides Israel with new and modern weapons. Sadat becomes President of Egypt after Nasser's death in 1970 and is the first Arab leader to enter into a negotiated peace with...

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