Accession Number:

ADA626124

Title:

President Carter and the Role of Intelligence in the Camp David Accords

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date:

2013-11-13

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This collection consists of more than 250 previously classified documents, totaling over 1,400 pages, including some 120 that are being released for the first time. These documents cover the period from January 1977 through March 1979 and were produced by the CIA to support the Carter administrations diplomatic efforts leading up to President Carters negotiations with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at Camp David in September 1978. The declassified documents detail diplomatic developments from the Arab peace offensive and President Sadars trip to Jerusalem through the regionwide aftermath of Camp David. Newly released items include Two National Intelligence Estimates on Egypt and the Middle East Military Balance. Selections from CIAs briefing book on Camp David created for President Carter. Leadership profiles from the Directorate of Intelligence on the key personalities of the Camp David summit. Intelligence on informal and form al inter-Arab negotiations and divisions between Israeli political parties with regard to the peace initiative and summit. The role of Jordan in the peace process Over four hundred pages of Foreign Broadcast Information Service reporting, capturing the press coverage of the negotiations, summit, and global reaction. The documents convey a sense of the personalities, perils, and ambiguities that pervaded the lead-up to the Camp David Accords, which despite the many obstacles has had an enduring influence in the precarious peace between Israel and its largest Arab neighbor.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE