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THE ERA OF D ~ E N T E , 1969-1 979 remain an isolated example of what can be accomplished when statesmen set out deliberately to break the chains of past ideas and animosities. EXCERPT FROM SADAT'S SPEECH IN ISRAEL, NOVEMBER 20,1977 I have chosen to set aside all precedents and traditions known by warring coun ' In spite of the fact that occupation of Arab territory is still there, the declaratio my readiness to proceed to Israel came as a great surprise that stirred many feel and confounded many minds. Some of them even doubted its intent.. . . I have chosen to come to you with an open heart and an open mind. I chosen to give this great impetus to all international efforts exerted for peace. I chosen to present you in your own home, the realities, devoid of any whim. Not to maneuver, to win a round, but for us to win together, the gerous of rounds embattled in modern history, the battle of permanent peace on justice. It is not my battle alone. Nor is it the battle of the leadership in Israel alon
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