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Brief author info: Anwar Sadat (1918-1981) Egyptian military and political leader (Muhammed Anwar Al-Sadat) Born in Tala district to Egyptian-Sudanese family; commissioned in army (1938); advocated overthrow of British-dominated monarchy; imprisoned during World War II for contacts with Germans; with other officers, organized coup ousting King Farouk (1952); worked under Gamel Abdel Nasser, as co-vice-president (with three others) (1964-1967), only vice president (1969-1970): held strong nationalistic and anti-Communistic views; became president in 1970 upon death of Nasser; especially known for negotiations with Israel, culminating in Camp David talks with Israeli Prime Minister Begin and U.S. President Jimmy Carter (1976); only Arab leader to sign peace treaty with Israel at the time; cowinner of Nobel Price for peace, with Begin (1978); faced opposition from other Arab leaders; assassinated by Muslim fundamentalists (1981).
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Let every girl, let every woman, let every mother here [in Israel]-and there in my country [Egypt]-know we shall solve all our problems through negotiations around the table rather than starting war.
My contemplation of life and human nature in that secluded place [cell 54 of Cairo Central Prison] taught me that he who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never, therefore, make any progress.
Peace is much more precious than a piece of land.
We have always felt the sympathy of the world, but we would prefer the respect of the world to sympathy without respect.
It is democracy I am really suffering from as much as I am suffering from the opposition.
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