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Mongrels or MarvelsThe Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff$
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Deborah A. Starr and Sasson Somekh

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804769532

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804769532.001.0001

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Welcome, Sadat

Welcome, Sadat

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(p.239) Nineteen Welcome, Sadat
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Mongrels or Marvels
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804769532.003.0019

In this chapter, Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff reflects on Egyptian president Anwar Sadat's state visit to Israel in November 1977. She also talks about her earlier writings about her childhood in Egypt, including the story “Passover in Egypt,” and reimagines biblical narratives by likening Sadat's predecessor Gamal Abdel Nasser to the Pharaoh of Exodus. Here Jacqueline expresses her support for reconciliation and coexistence over displacement and the separation of Jews and other peoples.

Keywords:   Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff, Egypt, Anwar Sadat, state visit, Israel, Passover, childhood, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Exodus, Jews

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