On this Day: Israel and Egypt sign peace deal in 1979


At a ceremony on the White House South Lawn presided over by President Jimmy Carter that took place on this day in 1979, Egypt and Israel, having fought four wars since 1948, signed a formal peace treaty. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (1918-1981) and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (1913-1992) signed the agreement.

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