Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, left, American President Jimmy Carter and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin during the signing of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty in 1979. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Israel-Egypt Treaty, 40 Years Later: The Forgotten Songs Cairo Produced to Get the Public Ready for Peace

Leading lyricists, composers and singers were recruited to this national mission

There are many poems and songs that evoke Israel’s memories of its peace agreement with Egypt, signed four decades ago this month. One of the Hebrew songs most associated with the event is “Yihiye Tov”...

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