Former President Jimmy Carter recently marked the 35th anniversary of the Camp David Accords by recalling the CIA’s pivotal role in negotiating an agreement between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. He details how a CIA character analysis of both leaders informed his own strategy during their 1978 meetings, and explains how a simple gesture between two fathers got the derailed talks back on track. The Camp David Accords led to the historic White House signing of two documents designed to promote Arab-Israeli peace. This address was part of a symposium on the role of intelligence in the Middle East peace efforts, and took place at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta.
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