`It is a momentous agreement for no more war, no more bloodshed .. it
is a momentous agreement for us, for Egypt, for the world —Menahem Begin
`If you want to live with us in this part of the world in sincereity, I tell
that we welcome you among us with all security and safety'Anwar
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THE JEWISH NEWS
A Weekly Review
VOL. LXXII, No. 12
Sadat Declares 'All Efforts Should
Now Be Directed Towards
Reconvening Geneva Conference'
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International Messages of Cheer Outweigh
Arabs' Negative .Reactions to Egypt's Sadat
International interest aroused by the Sadat visit to Israel gained new emphasis during the week by the positive reactions
to the Egyptian president's pledges of "no more war. -
While threats on Sadat's life continued and ext emists, from the PLO to Syria, bitterly attacked the Egyptian president,
there was evidence that the moderate Arabs were leaning towards Sadat. There were reports from Jordan of a planned
interchange of friendly negotiations between King Hussein and Menahem Begin, and one report stated that Jordan was
sending an emissary to Syria to induce Hafez Assad to join with Sadat in establishing good relations with Israel.
The general feeling expressed by diplomats and observers at the United Nations in the aftermath of Sadat's visit to
Israel was that it is now up to Israel to make dramatic concessions in response to Sadat's initiative. Scores of diplomats
have called Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Chaim Herzog, to congratulate Israel for its part in the week-end's events in
Jerusalem and to express hope for further progress. A few brought up the questions of concessions in their talks with
Many of the diplomats who telephoned the Israeli envoy represented African states that have no diplomatic relations
with Israel. According to UN sources, some of them indicated a desire to renew their ties with Israel. Herzog has not
had a chance yet to meet with the Egyptian ambassador, Esmet Abdel Meguid.
Meguid walked out of the General Assembly Tuesday morning during a ferocious attack on President Sadat by the
Syrian ambassador, Mowaffak Allaf. Meguid's aide remained behind -but was reading a newspaper while the Syrian spoke
at the opening of the General Assembly's Middle East debate.
Allaf said it was a "shameful tragedy" that Sadat, the hero of the October, 1973
war, went to the occupied land of Palestine to be greeted "by the Zionist alien
Last week, Herzog urged the General Assembly to reflect "events which may be of
great and historic importance" which "are in the offing in the Middle East." He said
that in view of Sadat's visit to Israel "it seems to me appropriate that this event
should be reflected in this Assembly both in plenary and in the committees, in that the
acrimonious and counter-productive debate on the Middle East, which seems to be at
the center of most of the deliberations, be suspended."
Herzog asked the UN's chief of protocol, Pedro de Churruca, for Egyptian flags of
various sizes and the music of the Egyptian anthem. A member of Israel's UN
delegation flew to Jerusalem with all the material on Thursday.
In Rome, Pope Paul IV, who had himself paid a history-making visit to Jerusalem in
1964, said that Sadat's visit signaled the end of 30 years of war.
At an Israel Bond meeting in Memphis, former President Gerald Ford expressed the hope the Sadat trip would "continue
the momentum which is so essential for peace and security in the Middle East."
President Carter said that the historic speeches in the Knesset constituted "a moving occasion and a contribution to the
cause of peace." The President, who watched the entire two-hour and 10-minute proceeding on television, said it was
haracterized by "candor and conciliation." He added: "In that spirit we hope and believe it is possible to move toward a
`I Leave Israel With All Love
and Appreciation' Sadat
By WILLIAM LANDAU,
GIL SEDAN and YITZHAK SHARGIL
JERUSALEM (JTA)—President Anwar Sadat of Egypt made it
clear in his parting words Monday that he expects "hard and dras-
tic decisions" from Israel to further the peace process which he
hoped his historic visit to the Jewish state has set in motion.
Addressing a joint press conference with Premier Menahem
Begin shortly before his departure for Cairo, the Egyptian leader
declared, "There is a great need for hard and drastic decisions. I
have taken my share in my decision to come here . . . and I shall
be looking forward to dose decisions from Premier Begin and the
FArlier, at an informal meeting with Knesset members of all fac-
tions, Sadat proclaimed that the Yom Kippur War of 1973 should be
the last war fought between Egypt and Israel and that both nations
would collaborate to settle all future disputes by peaceful
To most observers, the juxtaposition of those statements by
Sadat summed up both the substance and purpose of his
momentous 44-hour visit to Israel. In making the trip, Sadat broke
through the psychological barrier of 30 years and swept aside
Israel's arguments and possibly its fears that Egypt at best was
not prepared to acquiesce to the existence of a Jewish state in the
Middle East. In return, he is demanding far-reaching concessions
from Israel on territorial issues and Palestinian aspirations.
Begin carefully avoided those sensitive matters in his response to
Sadat's Knesset speech Sunday and his subsequent public appear-
ances with the Egyptian president. But he gave no indication that
any concessions by Israel were forthcoming. The Israeli leader
stressed instead that the Sadat visit would mark the opening of a
continuing dialogue that would eventually achieve an overall peace
settlement between Israel and all of its neighbors.
A statement agreed on by the two leaders was read by Begin at
Monday's press conference. He said: "In response to the sincere
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Carter attended a special early morning church service to pray for the success of Sadat's mission to Israel.
Carter said he thought that Sadat's visit might help overcome Syria's refusal to deal with Israel. "He (Sadat) does not
want Syria left out of the negotiations," the President said. He added that he does not believe that Egypt and Israel will
reach a separate peace agreement.
Vice President Walter Mondale likened the event in Jerusalem as being "the words again of Genesis 33 of the
reconciliation of Jacob and Esau." He said President Sadat and Premier Begin have planted "a seed" for peace in the
Addressing some 600 delegates at the annual meeting last Sunday of the Bnai Brith Anti-Defamation League at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel, Mondale drew heavy applause when he said, "President Sadat deserves the congratulations of all the world
for his courage."
Speaking while still in Israel, Sadat said, "Whatever I do is not to their liking," in reference to Moscow's criticism
of his trip. He said he feared the• same attitude would be adopted by the Soviets at Geneva.
Questioned about the hostility in the Arab world toward his visit, Sadat said he would "not be answering my attackers
. . . I shall be reporting to the Egyptian people." He recalled that the criticism he faced after signing the two Sinai interim
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A Salute to
The Jewish News joins with the entire community
in greeting Sinai Hospital on its approaching 25th
anniversary. The record of noteworthy achievements
by Sinai Hospital is impressively recorded in the spe-
Begin and Sadat at the Knesset
cial supplement included in this issue of The Jewish
The supplement appears between Pages 28 and 29.