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Back Door Channels - The Price of Peace

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Episode Details

First aired: October 14, 2013.

(2011/U.S., documentary, 57 min.) An American documentary film about the interplay between the official government channels and the men who acted largely behind the scenes during the course of peace process between Israel and Egypt in 1979. The film traces the confluence of factors that made the 1979 Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt possible. It reveals that while some, such as President Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin and Anwar El-Sadat, were driven by deeply held ideas of faith and conviction, others were military hawks who in their later years came to see peace as the only viable option. Still others saw peace and stability in business terms. Interviewees include: Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Wolf Blitzer, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Stuart E. Eizenstat. Director: Harry Hunkele.