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Camp David Accords (1978)

The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on September 17 , 1978, following twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David. The two agreements were signed at the White House, and were witnessed by American president Jimmy Carter.

The first agreement dealt with the future of the Sinai peninsula and peace between Israel and Egypt. This was concluded six months later with the signing of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.

The second was a framework agreement establishing a format for the conduct of negotiations for the establishment of an autonomy regime in the West Bank and the Gaza strip .

The Israel-Egypt agreement clearly defined the future relations between the two countries, all aspects of withdrawal from the Sinai , military arrangements in the peninsula such as demilitarization and limitations, as well as the supervision mechanism.

The framework agreement regarding the future of the West Bank areas Judea , Samaria and Gaza was less clear, and was later interpreted differently by Israel , Egypt, and the US.

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