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Camp David Accords signed



U.S. President Jimmy Carter stands between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (left) and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (right) after the signing of the Camp David Accords on 17 September 1978. Forged during an unprecedented thirteen-day negotiating session at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, the accords established a framework for peace between Israel and Egypt. The formal agreement, the Camp David Peace Treaty, was signed on 26 March 1979.

[Jimmy Carter Library]

 

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