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Jimmy Carter

Presidency

What was the high point of Carter’s foreign policy?

Carter’s coup—and perhaps the high point of his entire presidency—was negotiating peace between Egypt and Israel. Carter brought Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to Camp David. The three leaders crafted the so-called Camp David Accords, named after the location where the three met in secret over a twelve-day period in September 1978.

The Camp David Accords consisted of two agreements: (1) A Framework for Peace in the Middle East and (2) A Framework for the Conclusion of a Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel. They later led to the formal peace agreement, the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty, signed in March 1979. For their efforts, Sadat and Begin received the Nobel Peace Prize.



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