Israel & Egypt: a Lasting Peace?

This video explores the unlikely friendship of two Middle East leaders: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat. Labeled extremists earlier in their careers, what led Begin and Sadat to fight so strongly for peace?

Through this video and educator’s guide, students will learn about the two men – their backgrounds, politics, and quests for peace. Students will consider the price of peace, as well as the idea of putting the painful past behind to do what’s best for one’s country. What allowed these two characters to strive for peace in a way their predecessors had not?
Watch this video and use these prompts to gain perspective, discuss new ideas, and learn with nuance.

Executive Producers:
Shevi Peters
Adam Milstein

This series would not be possible without the generous support of:
The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation

  1. How many wars were fought against Israel before 1979?
  2. What are some things Sadat and Begin had in common?
  3. In his early years, who did Sadat admire?
    • Moses
    • Hitler
    • Begin
    • Ben Gurion
  4. Which famous hotel did Begin bomb?
    • Hilton
    • Sheraton
    • King David
    • King Solomon
  5. When Begin heard Sadat’s desire to make peace, what was Begin’s reaction?
    • Reluctance
    • Dismissal
    • Excitement
    • Disappointment