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Anwar Sadat And Menachem Begin (Modern Peacemakers) by Heather Lehr Wagner

By Heather Lehr Wagner

The 1978 Nobel Peace Prize was once offered to Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt, and Menachem commence, leading minister of Israel, for his or her contributions to the Camp David Accords. This paintings describes every one laureate's upward thrust to strength and the demanding situations they confronted at the street to changing into smooth peacemakers.

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Begin quickly returned to work at Betar’s propaganda department. There, he turned out material that connected events in Poland with those in Palestine, and he continued to drum up support for the Jewish guerilla force fighting the British in Palestine. Later, in 1937, he was sent to replace the leader of Betar in Czechoslovakia. He used his skills to recruit and organize the scattered Betar cell there before returning to Poland. Many young men Begin’s age had immigrated to Palestine. Indeed, the Zionist movement strongly urged Jews to come to Palestine to reclaim their ancestral homeland.

King Farouk assisted in fanning these flames in subtle ways. AntiBritish rallies and riots were held along the Suez Canal, where the British military had its bases, and British troops patrolling the canal were subject to attacks. On January 25, 1952, Britain ordered all armed Egyptians, including Egyptian police, out of the town of Ismailia. King Farouk ordered the police to resist the order, and 50 Egyptian policemen were killed in the ensuing violence. Riots erupted in Cairo, and the violence soon spread throughout Egypt.

There was no bed in Cell 54, only a thin mat and a dirty blanket on the floor. That was the only furniture in the room. The prison was infested with bugs, and water seeped out from the walls. Sadat was given no newspapers and no radio. His only contact with other humans occurred once a day, during a 15-minute walk on the prison grounds during which the prisoners were allowed to talk to each other. Sadat spent 18 months in the prison, unable to read or write and incapable of receiving any news of the outside world.

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