from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Sadat, Anwar el- 1918-1981. Egyptian politician. President of Egypt (1970-1981), he shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin for negotiations that led to a 1979 peace treaty. Sadat was assassinated by Islamic fundamentalists.

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  • n. Egyptian statesman who (as president of Egypt) negotiated a peace treaty with Menachem Begin (then prime minister of Israel) (1918-1981)


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  • When she would call Sadat of Egypt, no problem, he'd called her the "million-dollar-a-year girl."

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  • Shows included the miniseries "A Woman Called Golda" (1982), with Ingrid Bergman, and "Sadat" (1983), starring Louis Gossett Jr.

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  • Whenever an Arab leader has held his hand out, such as Sadat in 1977, and King Hussein in 1994, peace has been the result.

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  • The most crucial cases Margalit ignores entirely, for example, 'Sadat's peace proposal of February 1971, which offered nothing to the Palestinians (rejected by Israel with US backing), or the January 1976 UN Security Council resolution proposed by Syria, Jordan and Egypt, calling for a two-state settlement of just the sort that Margalit himself endorses, and vetoed by the US.

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  • US diplomats bully Israel into negotiating with weakened Arab governments that have suffered a major defeat, such as Sadat's Egypt or Arafat's PLO and are ready to cut a deal.

    Sultan Knish

  • Over lunch one day shortly after the Israeli elections, Carter asked me to pay a personal call on Begin and Sadat.

    The Good Fight

  • Our next stop was Alexandria, where Anwar Sadat kept a vacation home.

    The Good Fight

  • He understood the military stress points and the political aspirations of Begin and Sadat.

    The Good Fight

  • Sadat was waiting, with a crowd of aides and photographers, and when I descended the helicopter steps, he beamed, embraced me, and said simply, “Mr. Vice President, what can I do to make this trip a success for you?”

    The Good Fight

  • But I made two recommendations: He should insist that Begin and Sadat participate personally, and he should hold the meeting in a private, secluded place.

    The Good Fight


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