November 19, 1977 – Sadat Visits Israel

November 19, 1977 – Sadat Visits Israel

In an unprecedented move for an Arab leader, Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat travels to Jerusalem to seek a permanent peace settlement with Israel after decades of conflict.

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October 17, 1973 – OPEC cuts production

October 17, 1973 – OPEC cuts production

The Arab-dominated Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agrees to cut oil exports by 5 percent until Israel withdraws from territories occupied in the Yom Kippur War.

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