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Unformatted text preview: wnac was I C v c a ~ ~ u , - , --_ , ., ,the books given to Moses and Jesus a i d the prophets from their Lord, who ma no distinction between them." So we agree, Salarn Aleikum-peace be upon you . B. FRAMEWORK FOR PEACE AGREED TO AT CAMP DAVID, SEPTEMBER 1 7,1978 Muhammad Anwar elSadat, president of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Menac Begin, prime minister of Israel, met with Jimmy Carter, President of the United of America, at Camp David from September 5 to September 17,1978, and agreed on the following framework for peace in the Middle East. They invite parties to the Arab-Israeli conflict to adhere to it. ...The parties are determined to reach ajust, comprehensive, and durable tlement of the Middle East conflict.... Their purpose is to achieve peace and neighborly relations. They recognize that for peace to endure, it must invol those who have been most deeply affected by the conflict. They therefore agree this framework as appropriate is intended by them to constitute a basis for peac only between Egypt and Israel, but also between Israel and each of its other neigh THE ERA OF D ~ E N T E1969-1979 , 183 which is prepared to negotiate peace with Israel on this basis. With that objective in mind, they have agreed to proceed as follows: A. WEST BANK AND GAZA 1. Egypt, Israel,Jordan and the representatives of the Palestinian people should participate in negotiations on the resolution of the Palestinian problem in all its aspects. To achieve that objective, negotiations relating to the West Bank and Gaza should proceed in three stages: (a) Egypt and Israel agree that, in order to ensure a peaceful and orderly transfer of authority, and taking into account the security concerns of all the parties, there should be transitional arrangements for the West Bank and Gaza for a period not exceeding five years. In order to provide full autonomy to the inhabitants, under these arrangements the Israeli military government and its civilian administration will be withdrawn as soon as a selfgoverning authority has been freely elected by the inhabitants of these areas to replace the existing military government To negotiate the details of a transitional arrangement, the government ofJordan will be invited to join the negotiations on the basis of this framework. These new arrangements should give due consideration both to the principle of selfgovernment by the inhabitants of these territories and to the legitimate security concerns of the parties involved.. . . r B. EGYPT-ISRAEL 1. E m t and Israel undertake not to resort to the threat or the use of force to settle dis$tks. Any disputes shall be settled by peaceful means in accordance with the ~rovisions f Article 33 of the Charter of the United Nations. o 2. In order to achieve peace between them, the parties agree to negotiate in good faith with a goal of concluding within three months from the signing of this framework a peace treaty between them, while inviting the other parties to the conflict to proceed simultaneouslyto negotiate and conclude similar peace treaties with a view to achieving a comprehensive peace in the area. The Framework for the Conclusion of a Peace Treaty Between Egypt and Israel will govern the peace negotiations between them. The parties will agree on the modalities and the timetable for the implementation of their obligations under the treaty. 1 \ ! : I ' C. ASSOCIATED PRINCIPLES 1. Egypt and Israel state that the principles and provisions described below should apply to peace treaties between Israel and each of its neighbors-Egypt,Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. 2. Signatories shall establish among themselves relationships normal to states at peace with one another. To this end, they should undertake to abide by al the p r e l visions of the Charter of the United Nations. Steps to be taken in this respect include: (a) full recognition; (b) abolishing economic boycotts; (c) guaranteeing that under theirjurisdiction the citizens of the other parties shall enjoy the protection of the due process of law.. . Signed by Sadat and Begin, with Carter signing as a witness. . ...
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