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By Heather Lehr Wagner

The 1978 Nobel Peace Prize was once offered to Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt, and Menachem start, major minister of Israel, for his or her contributions to the Camp David Accords. This paintings describes every one laureate's upward push to energy and the demanding situations they confronted at the street to turning into glossy peacemakers.

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When the Nazis invaded, Menachem Begin and his wife recognized the danger and were able to obtain exit visas in order to leave the country. Military Muscle In his memoir, White Nights, Begin told the story of his imprisonment. Unlike many prisons, where those in captivity wondered when they would get out, Soviet prisoners wondered whether they would get out at all. Soviet captives were not concerned with what they would be questioned about; instead, they worried about what methods of torture would be used.

21 Begin felt that there could be only one solution: The British must leave Palestine, and the territory he called “the Land of Israel”—territory on both sides of the Jordan River—must become a Jewish state. On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly voted to divide Palestine into two states. The majority of the Jews in Palestine celebrated this event—the creation of a land of their own. Begin was not among those who celebrated. Nor were the Arab residents of Palestine, who deeply resented the division of what they felt was their country.

It was dark in the hall, but his features were so familiar to me from all the photographs I had seen that it seemed as if the lights were blazing. His eyes resting on mine looked solemn and sad, and I could not look away. 22 On May 29, 1949, Jehan Raouf and Anwar Sadat married. From Radicals to Politicians On February 24, 1949, an armistice was signed that brought an end to the Arab–Israeli war. Israel had fought fiercely against the invading Arab forces and eventually pushed the armies back, its army occupying additional stretches of Arab land.

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