Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

March 26, 1979
Treaty signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin that made Egypt the first Arab country to officially recognize Israel. Included mutual recognition, cessation of the state of war that had existed since 1948, normalization of relations, and complete Israeli withdrawal by Israel from the Sinai Peninsula which Israel had captured during the Six-Day War in 1967. Read Document >