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13 - 19 April 2000
Issue No. 477
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Jean-Paul Sartre made a two-week visit to Egypt (25 February-13 March 1967). The purpose of the visit was to acquaint the European philosopher with the Egyptian view of the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as to offer him first-hand experience of the "Arab path to socialism" Egypt was embarked on at the time. Right, pictures of the visit from the archive of Al-Ahram and the personal collection of Lilianne El-Kholi, to whose kind help Al-Ahram Weekly is much indebted.

Sartre with Nasser
From right: Sartre, Nasser, Simone de Beauvoir and Claude Lanzmann at the president's residence
El-Gazzar's The High Dam
In front of Abdel-Hadi El-Gazzar's painting "The High Dam"
Theatre Institute
Watching a scene from Huis clos at the Theatre Institute
Cairo University
At Cairo University giving a public lecture
Opera House
At the Cairo Opera House with Egyptian intellectuals
Ben Ezra Synagogue
With de Beauvoir and Lanzmann at the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo
In Gaza
At a Palestinian refugee camp in Gaza
Sartre with El-Kholi
With Lutfi El-Kholi in Gaza
Trying out his new taqiyya, a present from the peasants of Kamshish

"Bread and salt" with workers at Mudiriyat Al-Tahrir


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