Ceausescu between Israel and Palestine

Posted: February 12, 2014 in New Perspectives: Israel/Palestine

Ceausescu between Israel and Palestine

Nicolae Ceausescu (1918-1989) was a Romanian Communist politician, member of Romanian Communist youth movement and the country’s last Communist leader. On 25th of December 1989 Ceausescu and his wife were harshly tried and convicted by a special military tribunal and were then shot by a firing squad.

What other people do not know is that Ceausescu had a direct implication and opinion concerning the conflict between Palestine and Israel and was the one that intermediated peace talks between Israel and Egypt, promoting both a stronger relationship with the ex Palestinian lieder Yasser Arafat as well as recognising the country.

On 4th September 1977 Israeli Prime-minister Menachem Begin states the following during the governmental meeting:

“Romanian President, Nicolae Ceausescu, announced that the president of Egypt, Anwar El Sadat is ready to meet the representatives of Israel. He also told me that, at the moment, it is only a meeting between the representatives of both countries”

Archives of state of Israel revealed around 40 such documents.
Menachem Begin, the prime minister who led the Hebrew State Government during June 1977 – October 1983, just paid a visit to Romania attempting to maintain diplomatic contacts with Egypt through Romania, as Romania was promoting good intentions with the Arab word.

Ceausescu called on Israel to withdraw from territories occupied in 1967 and spoke about the colonies; If Israel will continue current policies – that will not accept withdrawal to the borders of 4 June 1967 will not recognize Palestinian state will not negotiate with the country, anti-Jewish sentiments will increase in many areas of the world.
Ceausescu led this negotiations and straight after, Israel signed a peace treaty with Egypt,according to Peace Agreements Camp David agreement in force today.

The agreement was signed by between the Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin former.

Please find more information regarding Ceausercu and Middle East on the following link:



Antonia D Hruscovschi


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