Nation: The Terms of the Treaty

"Technicalities, legalisms and phrases." So Jimmy Carter once described the issues that kept the Egyptians and Israelis from signing a peace treaty for six months after the Camp David summit. In fact, negotiations were completed on a framework for settling nearly all of the major issues at the September summit, which ended with Israeli Premier Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signing two accords. The first was an outline of a comprehensive Middle East peace; the second was a general description of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Highlights of the...

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