Camp David Accords

Camp David accords, popular name for the historic peace accords forged in 1978 between Israel and Egypt at the U.S. presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. The official agreement was signed on Mar. 26, 1979, in Washington, D.C. by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat, with U.S. President Jimmy Carter signing as a witness. Under the pact, which was denounced by other Arab states, Israel agreed to return the Sinai to Egypt, a transfer that was completed in 1982. In a joint letter the two nations also agreed to negotiate Palestinian autonomy measures in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, but virtually no progress was made on this issue until the 1990s.

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Beyond Camp David: Emerging Alignments and Leaders in the Middle East
Paul A. Jureidini; R. D. McLaurin.
Syracuse University Press, 1981
The Carter Years: Toward a New Global Order
Richard C. Thornton.
Paragon House, 1991
Librarian’s tip: "The Camp David Summit" begins on p. 207
Israel on the Road to Peace: Accepting the Unacceptable
Ziva Flamhaft.
Westview Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Part Two "Beyond Camp David"
Transfer of Arms, Leverage, and Peace in the Middle East
Nitza Nachmias.
Greenwood Press, 1988
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "The Camp David Accords: A New Beginning?"
Proceedings from the PWPA Colloquium on the Sadat Peace Initiative: A Scholarly Appraisal Ten Years Later
Abdelaziz S. Nawar.
Professors World Peace Academy, 1989
Librarian’s tip: "Sadat's Final Challenge to the Palestinians: Camp David" begins on p. 81
Heroic Diplomacy: Sadat, Kissinger, Carter, Begin and the Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace
Kenneth W. Stein.
Routledge, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of the Camp David Accords begins on p. 250
A Palestinian Agenda for the West Bank and Gaza
Emile A. Nakhleh.
American Enterprise Institute, 1980
Librarian’s tip: "Reaction to the Camp David Accords" begins on p. 8
The Uncertain Alliance: The U.S. and Israel from Kennedy to the Peace Process
Herbert Druks.
Greenwood Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of the Camp David Accords begins on p. 173
Treaty Conflict and Political Contradiction: The Dialectic of Duplicity
Guyora Binder.
Praeger Publishers, 1988
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "Treaty Conflict and the Camp David Negotiations"
Jimmy Carter: Foreign Policy and Post-Presidential Years
Herbert D. Rosenbaum; Alexej Ugrinsky.
Greenwood Press, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of the Camp David Accords in multiple chapters
The Other Walls: The Arab-Israeli Peace Process in a Global Perspective
Harold H. Saunders.
Princeton University Press, 1985 (Revised edition)
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of the Camp David Accords in multiple chapters
Plans for Peace: Negotiation and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Karen A. Feste.
Praeger, 1991
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of the Camp David Accords in multiple chapters
The Interim Agreement and International Law
Boyle, Francis A.
Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ), Vol. 22, No. 3, Summer 2000
Is the Peace Process a Process for Peace? A Retrospective Analysis of Oslo
Hagopian, Elaine C.
Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ), Vol. 19, No. 3, Summer 1997
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