Camp David Peace Accords

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On September 17, 1978, the Camp David Peace Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. President Jimmy Carter facilitated the long negotiations at the presidential retreat in Maryland in 1978. The talks represented the importance of diplomacy and paved the way for the March 26, 1979 signing of a formal peace treaty, notably ending the state of war, the Israeli military withdrawal from the Sinai, Egypt’s formal recognition of the state of Israel, and granting Israeli ships use of the Suez Canal.