David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Koret Project on Arab-Israel Relations.
Articles & Testimony
Sadat and Begin gambled everything, and the bet continues to pay off despite the dearth of normalization between the two societies.
In a region beset by national, sectarian and tribal conflicts, the treaty between the two nations has endured since its signing on March 26, 1979. It has withstood the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, two Palestinian intifadas, two wars in Lebanon and the election of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi. The peace remains cold, yet both governments remain invested in it...