Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Recalling Camp David in Research

From a book review of A World of Trouble The White House and the Middle East - from the Cold War to the War on Terror, by Patrick Tyler | Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 640 pages:

Tyler also gives a good account of the Camp David negotiations that led to Israel's peace treaty with Egypt, and describes how the final late-night session before the agreement was reached would end up haunting Jimmy Carter. The president thought Menachem Begin had pledged to suspend settlement construction in the West Bank indefinitely, whereas Begin afterward said he had agreed only to a fairly insignificant three-month moratorium.
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