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CIA declassifies Camp David intelligence documents

February 3, 2014 at 10:42 am

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has declassified 1,400 pages of intelligence documents surrounding the Camp David Accords, which led to the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty.

The declassified documents cover the period from January 1977 to March 1979. They were written by the CIA to support the diplomatic efforts exerted by the Carter administration amid the historic negotiations that President Jimmy Carter hosted at Camp David in September 1978 with then-Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and then-Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

The released documents include personality profiles of Sadat and Begin, which Carter read before the 13-day summit. They also include: transcripts of sessions held in the US National Security Council; summaries of key meetings held between US and Israeli officials; and intelligence information about official and non-official Arab-Arab talks, the divisions between Israeli parties and Jordan’s role in the peace process.

View the declassified documents here:

Page amended on the 17th November 2013 at 03:28am GMT to include link to the declassified documents