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President Carter Signing the Camp David Accords

September 17, 1978
Source: National Archives

On September 17, 1978, Jimmy Carter, center, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, left, and Prime Minister Menachim Begin of Israel, right, signed the Camp David Accords. In a diplomatic victory for Carter, Israel agreed to withdraw from the Sinai Peninsula while the Egyptians agreed to recognize the Israeli government. The United States established monitoring posts to maintain peace between the two sides. Israel also agreed to negotiations for peace with the Palestinians.

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