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The Possibility Of Peace: Israeli Public Opinion And The Camp David Accords, Daniel L. Gerdes Jan 2015

The Possibility Of Peace: Israeli Public Opinion And The Camp David Accords, Daniel L. Gerdes

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The Camp David Accords, September 5-17, 1978, were a momentous development in Middle East relations. For over 30 years Israel and her neighbors weathered periods of warfare and aggression, but when leaders from Egypt, Israel, and the United States descended on Camp David in the United States for two weeks of peace negotiations everything changed. Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin became the first leaders in the Middle East to negotiate peace after decades of war between the two countries. This research discerns the changes in Israeli public opinion on the peace process with Egypt that ...