Middle East Transition

Archive Report

U.S. Role as ’Full Partner’

Aftermath of the Camp David Agreements

The peace agreement between Egypt and Israel, hammered out at Camp David in September by President Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, remains in limbo. The negotiations that followed in Washington in October were expected to be concluded quickly and a peace treaty signed by this time. But the negotiations have been beset by inumerable proposals and counterproposals, hope and despair and what President Carter referred to as a great deal of squabbling over “little, tiny technicalities.”

It is uncertain at this time when, where or if the treaty negotiations will resume. On Nov. 21, the Israeli Cabinet accepted a compromise draft treaty proposed by the United States, and Israeli Foreign ...

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