Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was appealed to Israel to show more flexibility in peace negotiations.?
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was appealed to Israel to show more flexibility in peace negotiations. He returned to Cairo on Friday (14 July) after a week of Middle East peace talks in Austria - including a surprise four-hour meeting in Salzburg with Israeli Defence Minister Ezer Weizman. He also met Israel's Labour Opposition leader Shimon Peres in Austria and told reporters later that both Israelis shared his views on a long-term Middle East settlement. The talks were the first between Egypt and Israel since negotiations stalled in January. Before leaving Austria, President Sadat claimed it was only the Egyptians who were making concessions and he asked Israel to be more flexible - especially in view of forthcoming talks in London. The same day, Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan told a press conference in Jerusalem how he viewed the situation.