Camp David Conference (1978)
A conference held on 4-17 September 1978 in Camp David, MD, with the purpose of promoting Israeli-Egyptian peace negotiations. The negotiations had begun after Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's visit to Jerusalem, but ran into difficulties. The conference was hosted by U.S. President Jimmy Carter, with Egypt represented by Sadat and Israel by Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The conference ended with the signing of the Camp David Accords, constituting a framework for a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, signed the following March, and for the establishment of Palestinian self-government in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Sadat and Begin were awarded the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in reaching the Accords.
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