The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Jehan Sadat, fundraising for Israel

Why is Jehan Sadat attending a Zionist fundraising conference?

Her best line:

She noted that he gave his Nobel Peace Prize money to the poor of Egypt, despite her telling him that the family could use it. “He said, ‘Money comes and goes, but friends are forever.’ He was right, of course.”
This from the widow of the man who began the institutionalization of corruption in Egypt. And now she participated in a dinner that raised $7 million in bond sales for Israel.