Ambassador Khairat told Israel Radio in an interview: “We can say [to the Israeli public], ‘Look, we have reached peace, there is no reason why you cannot reach this peace too’”.
He added that Israelis “should go back to Sadat’s address to the Knesset 40 years ago and they should see what we have been able to achieve, and not achieve, from that speech”.
The interview comes just before the 40th anniversary of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s historic visit to Israel in 1977. On November 20, 1977, President Sadat became the first Arab leader to address the Knesset and call for peace with Israel.
A peace accord between Israel and Egypt was signed two years later and changed the landscape of the Middle East.