Members of the Israeli delegation at Camp David, September 1978: Aharon Barak, left, Ezer Weizman, Menachem Begin, Ilan Tehila, Moshe Dayan, Elyakim Rubinstein, Avraham Tamir. Moshe Milner/GPO

Israel-Egypt Treaty, 40 Years Later: When Israel Made Peace a Priority

Surrounded by highly motivated advisers, Menachem Begin signed a peace treaty with Egypt while forsaking some of his cherished beliefs. It’s hard to find anyone of similar stature in Israel today

Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat thrust their countries into the unknown when they signed a peace treaty on March 26, 1979. Though the thick document was the product of a year...

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