Anwar Sadat Shakes Hands Ca. 1970Unknown - 1970
Anwar Sadat became the president of Egypt in 1970 following the death of president Gamal Abdel Nasser. Both Arab nationalists opposed to the British presence in Egypt, Sadat and Nasser met while cadets at the Royal Military Academy. There they formed the Free Officers Organization, a secret society intent on expelling the British from Egypt and overthrowing the Egyptian royal family. They staged a bloodless coup in 1952, after which Nasser and Sadat became the president and vice-president of the new Egyptian republic. In 1979 Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin signed the Camp David accords and the Egyptian-Israeli peace agreement, which opened diplomatic relations between Egypt and Israel. This move infuriated many in the Arab world and led to Sadat's assassination in 1981.
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Copyright Date: ©1970
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (0 min., 32 sec.)) : sound, color video file,rda