Camp David Accords

Enemies In Agreement

The Basics

The two nations Israel and Egypt had been enemies for years and therefore disagreed about everything. However, in 1978, the current President Jimmy Carter arranged a meeting with the leaders of them both. After discussing back and forth, Carter and the two leaders finally came into an agreement which was called the Camp David Accords. This agreement was signed by the Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and the Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at the White House. The outcome of the signed agreement was the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.

Furthermore, both Sadat and Begin won the shared Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. The peace treaties and agreements were both helped out with letters. There was an exchange of letters from the U.S to Israel and letters from the U.S to Egypt. These letters were found to be one of the essential reasons the two nations were able to negociate. Sadat and Begin hosted many political capital and time just to reach an agreement.

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The primary document of Egypt/Israel Peace Treaty

Important Terms

  • Anwar El Sadat: Egyptian President
  • Menachem Begin: Israel's Prime Minister
  • Nobel Peace Prize: One of the five Nobel Prizes: Awarded to those who have "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."