Nation: A Sudden Vision of Peace

Jimmy Carter stages an extraordinary summit that has old foes embracing

From the beginning it had been one of the most remarkable meetings of world leaders ever conceived, let alone enacted. In the end it turned out, against all expectations, to be a summit of astonishing and perhaps ultimately historic achievement. After 13 days of being cloistered with their closest aides at Camp David, President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Premier Menachem Begin emerged Sunday night to sign before the television cameras and the watching world two documents that were giant efforts toward peace in the Middle East. Though considerable obstacles and hard bargaining remain, it was a major...

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