“You did something really holy: this was the first peace agreement between Israel and an Arab state,” Herzog told Carter.
By World Israel News Staff
President Isaac Herzog spoke over the phone on Friday with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War and the one-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords, a statement by the Israeli president read.
Today I called former President Jimmy Carter. As we mark 48 years since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, I thanked him for brokering Israel-Egypt peace, saving so many lives and ultimately paving the way for the Abraham Accords a year ago. Wished #39 a happy 97th birthday coming up soon! pic.twitter.com/eSxYNNW5SD
— יצחק הרצוג Isaac Herzog (@Isaac_Herzog) September 17, 2021
President Herzog said that he was thinking of President Carter on this important anniversary and thanked him for brokering the world’s first Arab-Israeli peace deal: the 1978 Camp David Accords between the late Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
President Herzog praised this ground-breaking diplomatic achievement for saving countless lives in the Middle East and ultimately paving the way for other peace agreements, all the way to the Abraham Accords last year.
“You did something really holy: this was the first peace agreement between Israel and an Arab state, which led all the way to the agreements we had last year with the Gulf states,” Herzog told Carter.
President Herzog also congratulated President Carter ahead of his upcoming 97th birthday, celebrated on October 1 and wished him good health.