Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visited Israel in 1977, opening the door to the normalization of the relationship between Israel and its greatest rival, Egypt. The visit led to efforts for the establishment of a sustainable peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, a treaty which was eventually signed on March 26, 1979 on the White House lawn. The treaty also led to Begin and Sadat being awarded the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize.
Before the signing of the treaty, nine copies were prepared – each one of the countries: Israel, Egypt and the United States, received copies in three languages – Hebrew, Arabic and English, so that a total of nine copies of this historical peace treaty were to be signed.
An extraordinarily rare additional and unknown copy signed by the three leaders has been found; there are no other copies known, aside from the copies kept by the state archive of each of the countries. This exceptional item is up for auction at Winner’s auctions.
The auction will take place next week, on Wednesday, July 24th, 11:00 EST.
Of 248 items up for auction, here are some particularly exciting highlights:
A letter handwritten entirely by the Admo”r Rabbi Chaim of Sanz
Gevurot Hash-m with handwritten supplements and corrections by the Mahara”l of Prague himself
The special cloak of the greatest kabbalist of recent generations, Rabbi Yisrael Abuchatzeira, the “Baba Sali”
The Admo”r of Tosh’s kaftan
The silver atarah from the Ribnitzer Rebbe’s tallit
A first edition Hasagot HaRamba”n from Constantinople 1510 – Very rare!