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Camp David Accords: A Historic Framework for Peace

In September 1978, U.S. President Jimmy Carter brokered peace agreements between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, which have been widely known as the Camp David Accords.

It was the first such treaty between Israel and any of its Arab neighbors and was signed on September 17, 1978, which led to a peace treaty the following year between the two countries.

Officially titled the “Framework for Peace in the Middle East,” the agreements became known as the Camp David Accords because the negotiations took place at U.S. presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland.

For his contribution to the agreements, Egyptian President Sadat, as well as Prime Minister Begin were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1978.

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