Camp David accords

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Camp David accords,

popular name for the peace treaty forged in 1978 between Israel and Egypt at the U.S. presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. The official agreement was signed on Mar. 26, 1979, in Washington, D.C. by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem BeginBegin, Menachem
, 1913–92, Zionist leader and Israeli prime minister (1977–83), b. Russia. He became (1938) leader of a Zionist youth movement in Poland, where he also earned a law degree.
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 and Egyptian President Anwar al-SadatSadat, Anwar al-
, 1918–81, Egyptian political leader and president (1970–81). He entered (1936) Abbasia Military Academy, where he became friendly with Gamal Abdal Nasser and other fellow cadets committed to Egyptian nationalism.
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, with U.S. President Jimmy CarterCarter, Jimmy
(James Earl Carter, Jr.), 1924–, 39th President of the United States (1977–81), b. Plains, Ga, grad. Annapolis, 1946.

Carter served in the navy, where he worked with Admiral Hyman G. Rickover in developing the nuclear submarine program.
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 signing as a witness. Under the pact, which was denounced by other Arab states, Israel agreed to return the SinaiSinai
, triangular peninsula, c.23,000 sq mi (59,570 sq km), NE Egypt. It is c.230 mi (370 km) long and 150 mi (240 km) wide and extends north into a broad isthmus linking Africa and Asia.
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 to Egypt, a transfer that was completed in 1982. In a joint letter the two nations also agreed to negotiate Palestinian autonomy measures in the Israeli-occupied West BankWest Bank,
territory, formerly part of Palestine, after 1949 administered by Jordan, since 1967 largely occupied by Israel (2005 est. pop. 2,386,000), 2,165 sq mi (5,607 sq km), west of the Jordan River, incorporating the northwest quadrant of the Dead Sea.
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 and Gaza StripGaza Strip
, (2007 pop. 1,416,543) rectangular coastal area, c.140 sq mi (370 sq km), SW Asia, on the Mediterranean Sea adjoining Egypt and Israel, in what was formerly SW Palestine, now officially administered by the Palestinian Authority.
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, but virtually no progress was made on this issue until the 1990s.


See L. Wright, Thirteen Days in September (2014).

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With the restrictions imposed by the Camp David accords, our cities are ruined and will not be able to develop ever," Arafat stated.
Even President Muhammad Mursi didn't dare to disapprove or change this fact and insisted on respecting the Camp David accords signed with Israel.
The 90-year-old Carter, who negotiated the Camp David accords that led to the historic peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, had cancer surgically removed from his liver last week.
The fighting in Sinai between the Egyptian and Israeli armies marked the spirits and led to the Camp David Accords in 1978 and the first peace treaty signed in 1979 between Israel and an Arab country, namely Egypt.
Wright, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Looming Tower,'' the story of al-Qaeda's attack on the World Trade Center (which I previously recommended), has written a magnificent account of the Camp David Accords, in which President Jimmy Carter, Israeli leader Menachem Begin and Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat spent 13 days at Camp David, Maryland, negotiating a Middle East peace that earned Sadat and Begin the Nobel Peace Prize.
Camp David accords by both the Israeli Knesset and late Israeli Prime Minister
Neutralized from the conflict, Egypt has been in a coma ever since the Camp David Accords.
And so, going forward, the United States will maintain a constructive relationship with the interim government that promotes core interests like the Camp David Accords and counter-terrorism.
The Tamarod movement urged Egyptians to sign a petition to show their opposition to the US policies towards Egypt and also the US-brokered Camp David accords, al-Alam reported on Saturday.
Finally, many readers would like to know if the Arab defeat of 1967, the Camp David Accords in 1978, the full support of Western powers (and particularly the U.
Iran severed its diplomatic ties with Egypt after the 1979 Islamic Revolution because Egypt had signed the Camp David Accords with the Israeli regime and offered asylum to Iran's deposed monarch, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
taxpayers $213 million, as the jets are part of the annual $1 billion military aid package to Egypt, as agreed upon in the 1979 Camp David Accords with Israel.