Israel and Egypt Sign Camp David Accords

September 17, 1978

Camp David Accords are signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minster Menachem Begin under the mediation of President Jimmy Carter. The Accords are made up of two parts: an agreement about the future of Egyptian-Israeli relations, which culminated in the March 1979 Peace Treaty between the two historical adversaries, and a framework for implementing Palestinian self-rule, or autonomy in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Palestinian autonomy talks broke down in the early 1980s, but resurrected in the contents of the 1993 Oslo Accords.

Read the September 17, 1978 Camp David Accords