Gamal Abdel Nasser Quotes

Israel’s development of nuclear capability would be a cause for war, no matter how suicidal it would be for us.

This rhetoric turned out to be just that. When Israel developed a nuclear capability, the Egyptians became more rational and sobered. It was Anwar Sedate however who was the Egyptian leader wise enough and strong enough to make peace with Israel.
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • Born: January 15, 1918
  • Died: September 28, 1970
  • Nationality: Egyptian
  • Profession: Leader

Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was the second President of Egypt, serving from 1954 until his death in 1970. Nasser led the 1952 overthrow of the monarchy and introduced far-reaching land reforms the following year. Following a 1954 attempt on his life by a Muslim Brotherhood member, he cracked down on the organization, put President Mohamed Naguib under house arrest and assumed executive office. He was formally elected president in June 1956.